Friday, September 22, 2006

People Portraits!

This is My friend Jeff Faerber, also a very good painter:

You can check out his work Here.

Jeff's room mate Bryant, and another friend from school. This doesn't quite look like him, but it still came out pretty nicely:

From photos randomly culled from the internet. My original idea here was to do portraits at events, sort of like what caricature artists do, but I gave up on this to focus more on the dog portraits. In retrospect this seemed a little ambitious; it would've required a little more social endurance than I actually have. The idea at the time was to show enough of a range to demonstrate that I could draw pretty much anybody:

Ken, one of my favorite people. The visit on which these pictures were taken Ken managed to get me lost in my own neighborhood as we finished off an entire box of lime popsicles. It was kind of fun. Here's Ken:

So the new pet portrait site is up. I got the domain name,, just in case I wanted to use it for something other than just pet portraits. My friend Ethan Miller, who's a whiz at this stuff, put together the simple but clean website. Ethan is currently in the MFA program at San Jose State university, where he's doing some interesting, I guess what you might call, "fine art" programming, which is basically programming that has no practical purpose whatsoever, and it's pretty cool stuff. Here's his site.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

More Pet Portraits

So here are some more animal portraits for my soon to be animal portrait and people portrait site:

So--custom pet portraits, some as big as 24x30--how much do you think I should charge for these things?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Chinese Brush Paintings

Illustration hasn't been treating me all that great these days, so I've taken up the idea of painting people's pets for $$. It's a little kitschy, but there's got to be some way I can make a living off these grossly impractical skills of mine, and the pet portrait thing seem pretty popular these days.

So here are my first few attempts, using a Chinese brush as my exclusive painting implement:

I find that I enjoy this quite a bit, so who knows, maybe this could turn out to be an alternative source of income? More portraits soon, plus: human portraits. More on that later. (I've actually been doing quite a bit of work lately, just haven't gotten around to getting it all scanned and photographed)