Monday, May 28, 2007


Portrait Party: MB

this is my friend MB, who is a talented illustrator and graphic designer. she surprises me with a wide range of subjects and styles, from very lovely to somewhat dark. one day she asked me if i would be interested in participating in portrait party, pairing with another artist and doing portraits of each other, and of course i said yes. here is one of my first attempts at her portrait. MB, hope you don't hate it too much. :-)

color pencils on paper


Monday, May 21, 2007


Illustration Friday: Signs

i happened to be working on the twelve Zodiac signs and here is the first draft of the first sign, Aries. then i didn't like it because it was too simple, so did the following:

brush pen on paper


Wednesday, May 16, 2007


i know i have a bit serious case of paranoia. and when it hits me i'm usually able to tell that i'm having a paranoia attack. sometimes this paranoia attack is so intoxicating that i simply cannot stop it even though i clearly see the reality and am able to analyze the imagined threat/danger/pain/situation. i often think about the origin of this mental condition, thinking that if i can remember the beginning and confront it knowingly, i might just be able to get over it.

well, drawing doesn't help much, but it, paranoia, certainly is an interesting subject. not too happy about this drawing though.

color pencils, digital process, Giclèe


Sunday, May 13, 2007


"We don't do body counts," said General Tommy Franks, a top ranking US Army figure. i'm just scared.

Futura, photography, digital media

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

a pygmy carries a dead crane

Beyond these in the most outlying mountain region we are told of the Three-Span (Trispithami) Pygmae who do not exceed three spans, that is, twenty-seven inches, in height; the climate is healthy and always spring-like, as it is protected on the north by a range of mountains; this tribe Homer has also recorded as being beset by cranes. It is reported that in springtime their entire band, mounted on the backs of rams and she-goats and armed with arrows, goes in a body down to the sea and eats the cranes' eggs and chickens, and that this outing occupies three months; and that otherwise they could not protect themselves against the flocks of cranes would grow up; and that their houses are made of mud and feathers and egg-shells. Aristotle says that the Pygmies live in caves, but in the rest of this statement about them he agrees with the other authorities. - Pliny's Natural History

was fascinated by a piece titled A Pygmy Carrying a Dead Crane at the new Greek Roman wings of Met museum.

color pencils, digital process, Giclèe on paper