Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sausalito condos on a hill - cranking out a quick thumbnail during lunch.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I attended a demo at a local art store over the weekend. It was geared towards watercolor portraits. The instructor answered tons of questions but only had enough time to paint for an hour.

Here's a quick caricature sketch of the
live model in his snazzy velvet tux.(brush pen & grey marker)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Quick lunch break sketch near a small moat right off the freeway. There's usually a couple of ducks cruising the waters, but I was lucky enough to witness an egret fly in and hang out.
Visited Berkeley over the weekend for some lunch and grabbed some coffee at Peet's, just enjoying this warm weather...in November?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Plug 2

I've been posting a lot of Star Wars sketches lately, but I wanted to share a unique illustration that I have on my wall. It's a Darth Vader that I commissioned story artist John Hoffman to create. John's one of the sickest illustrators I've met with an amazing character design style. Check out his blog to see some of his latest projects: www.monkeyfeather.blogspot.com

Now my Ralph McQuarrie post card illustrations don't feel so lonely. LOL.

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Dragon

Awhile back, I visited my parents in Seattle. We did a lot of walking, hiking and....eating......oh yeah and sketching. Notice the person wearing shorts and hoodie. It's Seattle! What was I thinking?
This sketch was done at the cemetary where the legendary Bruce Lee and his son, Brandon, were buried. It was somewhat exciting, yet a bit sad being there. But I was glad I took the time to pay my respects.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Star Wars sketch dump

Continuing on our trip around San Francisco, and I as the tour guide, Josh and I hung out at ILM (Industrial Light & Magic). After geeking out, we sat down to do some sketching. Josh was sketching a Wookie head shot, while I sketched the life-size Boba Fett on display

Inspired by our ILM visit, we decided to collaborate on an ARC trooper (Advance Recon Clone Trooper). Josh laid down a blue pencil sketch, I added a couple layers of watercolor for color & texture, Josh inked it, then I tweaked the whole thing in Photoshop. All that for one sketch? LOL. The process went rather quickly...less than an hour.

Josh has been requesting a Darth Vader sketch illustration ever since he saw my digital sketch back in May, so to his surprise he got his wish in exchange for his efforts in flying down to Cali to hang out with me and Olivia.

Gerald's Sketch Cards

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