Latest work and Drawing Class

Work in Progress (20 x 30")

I'm leading a drawing class this weekend in Irvine. All skill levels welcome. The focus will be on drawing more accurately and confidently. 

These samples are from private drawing lessons I gave over the summer. I couldn't be prouder of Clover's progression! 

Updates, Links and Art (of course)!

I made a time-lapse video of a freehand drawing so you can see my creative process. (No reference). Actually time to create: 30 minutes, time-lapse video: 1:47.

(This is the finished piece)

"Pink Roses" color pencil drawing on toned tan paper. 

I created this hand-lettered typography in celebration of reaching over 100,000 followers on our Facebook page! (

Thank you! 

Recent Drawings

"His Eyes" (Drawing in Prismacolor pencils, Archival ink .005, gold and white ink gels, and blending tortillons on toned tan paper).

Realism Tips for artists: 
1. For realism, embrace imperfection. Without texture variations, pieces will appear "cartoony".
2. Keep Going. It requires layers upon layers, especially when using color pencils.
3. Turn it upside-down. Learn to see value and shapes.
4. Use blending stubs to soften rough areas.
5. Measure carefully in the beginning to avoid bigger mistakes later. 

I'll write a blog full blog article on this shortly (for

"Golden Muse: Carmelita Jeter". Color pencils on toned tan paper. 

They told me to draw what I craved the most...


Anyone know God's email address? I'm looking for my dream COO.  Thanks! 

The Forbidden Art Files


Untitled #2, from Sculptural Nudes, 2012 Koen Hauser. 

"Pris" by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme 
Michael Hussar.

London and Paris

First stop in London: Platform 9-3/4 at King's Cross. I've got my ticket to Hogwarts! 

"Paris is always a good idea" -Audrey Hepburn

I remember drawing this infamous piece by Auguste Rodin "The Kiss" many times when I was younger. To see it in person was breathtaking and quite surreal. 

Drawing Julius Caesar at the Louvre. A dream come true. 

The Forbidden Art Files.

The Art of Gina Kiel. 

Alfons Mucha-Study of Drapery. 

Blood Crow by Dino Tomic. 

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Fashion illustration by Manuel Rebollo.

Terry Border. 
Artist Unknown :(

Digital Papercut Illustration by Eiko Ojala. 

The Beautiful Mountains of Canada.

I just got back from an amazing Jasper, Canada adventure with Isaac :)

Until next time. 

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Theon Greyjoy - GAME OF THRONES 80/90s ERA CHARACTERS by Mike Wrobel, aka Moshi-Kun.

Game of Thrones in the 80s-90s: Khal Drogo.

4D art. Artist Unknown.

The whimsical fairy tales of Tim Walker.

"AmalgaMATE 7" by MichaelO.

I'm beyond blessed to have been a muse for MichaelO's AmalgaMATE series. BADASS.

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Some of the best artists use walls, guitars, and human skin as their canvases.

This graffiti painting is from the Does Love Letters Crew. 

Bubblegum mural by the Hitmen Club. 

The design elements of this 3D leg tattoo are mind-blowing. Artist unknown. 

This guitar was part of a "Flash Challenge" on InkMaster. Painted by tattoo artist, Tatu Baby. 

I thought she made the most of the guitars "ahem" button placement. Hahaha.