Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

May Sketch a Day!

A daily drawing for the Twitter challenge #MaySketchaDay






Cantalini's, Playa Del Rey


 The local bird populace enjoy boat washing time at Marina Del Rey!

 Sloopy's Beach Cafe, Manhattan Beach


The view from Playa Provisions at Playa Del Rey.
 The Japanese Fishing Village memorial at Terminal island, port of LA.
 ‘Fire’ boats at San Pedro with the USS Iowa behind and the Vincent Thomas bridge in the background.

 Manhattan Beach

 Venice

 Culver Hotel, Culver City

 Notes at the Getty museum

 Lounge at the Chateau Marmont

 Sunset Strip

 Manhattan Beach

 Manhattan Beach

 Playa Del Rey

Culver City

Saturday, May 05, 2018

GESTURE DRAWING e-book




This is my book of sketches made in the life-drawing room at Pixar over 4 years. I studied the approach to Gesture Drawing where the pose is used as a springboard for the imagination. Story and character are the focus rather than anatomy.

Available as a digital e-book on Gumroad here


Practice is, of course, paramount to success; I would attend drawing classes twice a week at Pixar. When I worked in France with no regular art classes I still practised gesture drawing every day sitting outside cafes and drawing the people in the street. I have a book collection of these too available here

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Painting MEXICO CITY


Mike Dutton, Matt Cruickshank and I headed down to Mexico's capital city for 5 days to explore and paint & draw. This was our 4th annual trip after New Orleans, Joshua Tree and Yuba County. (Videos of each trip are on my YouTube channel in the 'Three Artists Paint' playlist).














Friday, October 06, 2017

Sketching Los Angeles



I've been drawing the boats down at Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey. There are yachts and pleasure cruise boats and there's always plenty of bird-life too awaiting the return of the fishing boats.








A refreshing beer at Playa Del Rey dive bar the Prince O' Whales. . .

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to design a GOOGLE DOODLE

Earlier in the year I was honored to be asked by Google to create this year's doodle celebrating Wales' St. David's Day on March 1st. I put together this short film showing my thought process and how I designed the 'lovespoon' doodle. A bonus of the project was seeing the design realized as an actual carved spoon by the Lovespoon Gallery in Wales. Visit their site here http://www.lovespoons.co.uk/






Saturday, June 24, 2017

ORIGINAL ART FOR SALE!

 All prices non-inclusive of shipping. For enquiries please email me at the address in my Blogger profile. (Or DM me on Twitter)


'Yoda' 
6"x4" gouache painting on watercolor paper
$150


'Hawaiian Dusk' 
gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9" 
SOLD



'Hula Girl'
Gouache on water color paper matted 11"x14" in matte
SOLD


'Yoda uses the Force'
Gouache on paper  6"x9"
$250



'Ludo summons rocks in the Bog of Eternal Stench
8"x8"
Gouache on watercolor paper
$350



Private Residence, Culver City
6"x9" gouache on watercolor paper
$250
Private Residence, Culver City
6"x9" gouache on watercolor paper
$250
Private Residence, Culver City
6"x9" gouache on watercolor paper
$250
Private Residence, Culver City
6"x9" gouache on watercolor paper
$250
Private Residence, Culver City
6"x9" gouache on watercolor paper
$250

'Okja' 
(Gouach on watercolor paper 6x9")
SOLD





'Robin Redbreast' 
(gouache on watercolor paper 10"x17") 
SOLD


'Jawas'
(Gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
SOLD


'Wiseguys' 
(Gouach on watercolor paper 6"x4")
SOLD


I'm selling a selection of my location paintings. Contact me at the email address in my Blogger profile here. Click the images to enlargen. (Prices do not include shipping)

'Vista theater, Los Feliz'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$350


 'Beach house, Venice'
(gouache on watercolor paper 8"x8")
$350 

'Japantown, Downtown LA'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
SOLD


'Lucky Brand, Downtown LA'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$350


'Baldwin Hills'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$350


'Wooden House on Abbot Kinney'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$350


'Blue Beachouse, Venice'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300


'Roadside UFO'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Big Island, Hawaii'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300



'Academy Theatre'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Ruby's, Redondo Beach'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Manhattan Beach'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300


'Cantalini's'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Ballona Creek'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
SOLD


'Joshua Tree 1'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300


'Joshua Tree 2'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Joshua Tree 3'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300


'Joshua Tree 4'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Twenty Nine Palms'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300


'Old Algiers'
(gouache on watercolor paper 6"x9")
$300

'Grove Street Press'
(gouache on board 12"x9")
$300

'Big Island Church' 
(gouache on watercolor paper 8"x8") 
$300

'Puako'
(gouache on board 6"x9")
$300