WATERCOLOR: Lifecycle of a portrait

Here are the main stages of a typical watercolor portrait of mine. I posted a shortened version of this on my FB, tumblr and Instagram but thought I would elaborate more here. Stage 1 The first stage is using a reference photo (sometimes I use multiple photos and combine them, like I did with my […]

Experiment: Daily Post-it challenge

Challenge: A post-it sketch in ballpoint for every day in August. Duration: One month Compendious Result: Fine for 8 days, then trainwreck failure — and I’m ok with that. This was one of many, many production challenges I’ve given myself over the years, none of which I’ve completed fully. It is said in most circles […]

The eyes have it

Perhaps I should do something themed-wise with this eye stuff. I’m starting to collect quite a few.

All in a day’s work

I pulled down my acrylic and water based visual art show today and put it right back up a couple miles away; Currently Showing at Broadcast Coffee: June 1, 2014 โ€“ August 1, 2014. 1918 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA โ€Ž (206) 322-0807 โ€Ž ยท http://broadcastcoffee.com/ A few things didn’t make it. For starters Black […]

Goodnight, Grandma P.

In addition to directing the performances this year, I have two small pieces of work that were juried into the Festival (first time), and have modeled for Jim Wilkinson’s installation “Stall”, as well as being the model in the photograph Jim Duvall chose to be in the show as his Masters of Erotic Art piece […]

Watercolor in progress

9×12, Inspired by Jimmy Gersen’s work

Branching into color

Used my Holiday present from Scott today – a Visa gift card – for art supplies, as stipulated. My new loot includes a set of pens that I completely suck at using so far, they’re fat and weird and don’t blend like I would expect ‘blendable’ pens to, but after throwing away a couple of […]

“Finished” sketches

These drawings represent a few milestones for me artistically. Firstly, it is while creating these tiny sketches (2×3″) in my sketchbook yesterday that I was able to draw, for the first time in memory, a recognizable likeness on purpose. And then I did it again, multiple times! Secondly, as to my emerging cartoon style, I […]

Working on drawing expression today

Still not me..

But getting closer.

SOLIDARITY: My Next Visual Art Project

Sort of eerie, looking back at old art, and seeing in hindsight how descriptive it really was. I made this pencil drawing in one night in 1996, before I used references to draw. As I recall, I had never tried to draw cracked surfaces before, and I was stunned that I was able to draw […]

First Self Portrait: ballpoint pen

Meet Donia Jonquil Francis. Does it still count as a self portrait even if it doesn’t really look like you and reminds you of like 3 other people?