Atelier

Figure composition practice.

Kidnap Scene

Kato final I did earlier this year. I miss painting with acrylics...

Pudgy Couple

Deluxe unhappy couple with beautifully rendered ass cracks.

"Religion"

Using only 99 cent store stuff.

"The Hollowmen"

A tale about suicide...

Ingres Studies


Ingres quotes that inspire me:

“To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours; drawing does not consist merely of line: drawing is also expression. The inner form, the plane, modeling. See what remains after that. Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting. If I were asked to put a sign over my door, I should inscribe it, ‘School for Drawing,’ and I am sure that I should bring forth painters.”

“When studying nature, have eyes only for the ensemble at first. Interrogate it and interrogate nothing but it. The details are self-important little things that have to be put in their place. Breadth of form and breadth again. Form: it is the foundation and the condition of all things; smoke itself should be rendered by a line.”

“Line is drawing. It is everything.”

“The simpler the lines and forms are, the more there is of beauty and of strength. Every time you divide up the forms, you weaken them. The case is the same as that of the breaking up of anything else. ... Why do men not get largeness of character? Because in place of one large form, they make three little ones.”

“The great painters, such as Raphael and Michelangelo, have insisted on line in finishing. They have reiterated it with a fine brush, and thus they have reanimated the contour; they have imprinted vitality and rage upon their drawings.”

“Draw for a long time before thinking of painting. When one builds on a solid foundation, one sleeps in peace.”

“Always have a sketchbook in your pocket, and note down with the fewest strokes of the pencil the objects that strike you, if you do not have time to indicate them entirely. But if you have leisure to make a more exact sketch, seize upon your subject lovingly, envisage and reproduce it in all its forms, so that it may be lodged in your head, incrusted there, as your own property.”

Shoe Drawings

Bob Kato's shoe drawing assignment...

Rembrandt Study

Here's a master copy I did in a painting class a while back. Oil 16x12

Acrylic Paintings

A collage of quick acrylic sketches of live models.

Old People

These are my mom's patients, who kindly let me draw them for a project that I rushed on.






Sargent Mastercopy

This is an acrylic painting I did for a class. Its a study of John Singer Sargent's piece "The Rialto". I think he is one of the greatest artist of all time and studying the way he works helped me so much! Here are also some quotes of John Singer Sargent that I like:

“You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."

"To work is to pray."

“Color is an inborn gift, but appreciation of value is merely training of the eye, which everyone ought to be able to acquire.”

“I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes.”