Friday, December 04, 2015

Walking Dead Season 6 - See you in February 2016

Another intense mid-season Finale of Walking Dead, Season 6.

Nothing's worse than having to wait 4 months just to 
watch the second half of Walking Dead. 

I drew Carl Grimes on a Peet's Coffee cup
because I had a feeling something might happen to him during Finale.  

Carl lives another episode!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Inktober 2015 - sketch #19

Here's the last of my inktober submissions 😄 Truly a fun experience and I had such a great time interacting and seeing everyone's inked sketches throughout October! 👏🏼 Already looking forward to the next one!

Plein Air Paintout from Helen Putnam Regional Park (Petaluma, Ca.) 

9" x 12" ink and watercolors.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Inktober 2015 - sketch #18

 it was a valiant effort to try Inktober this time around, I've got just one more to share...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Inktober 2015 - sketch #17

Ended the night with the idea of heading to San Francisco 😊 Drove through the Waldo tunnel only to be greeted by Traffic 😕 🚙🚕🚗🚕🚙🚗

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Inktober 2015 - sketch #14

Here's a recap of my weekend. 

Started off with really crappy latte 👎🏼

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Inktober 2015 - sketch #12

 Petaluma Farm pen sketch on waterboard. Time for some color!

Paintout from a Petaluma Farm, Small shed next to a Huge Cypress Tree!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Inktober 2015 - sketch #9

One more sketch from the Tolay Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch. 

My wife and I found an oddly shaped & oddly colored pumpkin to take home!

Inktober 2015 - sketch #8

Pumpkin Patch with my wife :) It was so busy, she dared me to sketch the Wheelbarrows in 2-3 minutes... just before they were all taken!

Inktober 2015 - sketch #7

Great way to start the day... 

Brunch and an inktober sketch!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Ring Mountain - Part 4 or 4

Couldn't resist leaving Ring Mountain without one last sketch,

Hiked only half way down the trail for a quick ink sketch and watercolors.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Ring Mountain - Part 3 of 4

The top of the ridge offered a great panoramic view of Mt.Tam

The winds got too intense, had to pack it up and head back down the trail.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Ring Mountain - Part 2 of 4

The Wind really picked up by the late afternoon! Easel kept shaking 
so I decided to just rest my watercolor board on my lap.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Ring Mountain - Part 1 of 4

Hiking up Lord of Rings Mountain... I mean, 

Ring Mountain in Corte Madera, Ca.

Made it to the top of the ridge (huffing and puffing).

Trying to start directly with inks before adding any watercolors.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Artists in Action Plein Air Competition (1st Annual) Downtown San Rafael, Ca.

Marin History Museum
"Boyd Gate House"
9"x 12" Watercolors

Plein Air event in Marin County. Hand full of painters set up, capturing historical buildings and victorian houses in Downtown San Rafael, Ca.

Here's a snap shot of my usual plein air set up: Guerrila box to hold watercolor board and paints, tripod and Easy L umbrella. If you decide to paint on location, I highly recommend setting up your easel in a safe spot...away from foot traffic and especially from cars.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mini watercolor travel pallette

My pal at work let me borrow his travel size watercolor palette, It's the smallest I've ever worked with... but I've seen someone use an Altoids tin...Time to take this baby out for a test drive!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Classic Ant-Man

"WTF just ran across my keyboard?"

Oh... it was just a little reminder it's opening night for ANT-MAN!!! 

This is my shrinky-dink version of Classic Hank-Pym.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Calibretto (Part 2) - Final Colors

Here's a Gigantic War Golem ready for battle in a huge forest. 
What's hiding beyond those trees?!

I'm really excited creator Joe Mad! is bringing back one of my all-time favorite 

comic titles "Battle Chasers" both as a comic and a video game! 

Here's a colored version of my Calibretto sketch from my previous post.

Drawn with a Bic Pen and colored with Prisma Markers.

Check out the gray scale version:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Calibretto - Part 1 (grey tones)

Calibretto! He's from one of my all-time favorite comics "Battle Chasers"!!!

Should I color this one? Usually I take a vote... but I'm gonna go ahead and say YES to coloring up this bad-boy! 

Thursday, July 09, 2015

SDCC sketch

San Diego Comic Con Day-1 coverage is over! Sure wish I was there with you guys and gals! For now I'm doodling one of my favorite comic characters... I'll post more tomorrow.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Final Mt.Tam Painting - 6"x6" Acrylic on canvas

From the previous post, If you guessed 

the bottom right thumbnail.... you were right!

This one was inspired by a recent paintout of Mt. Tamalpias.

Back in February 2015 I had a chance to plein air paint from Corte Madera with a gorgeous view of Mt. Tamalpias in the background, aka: Mt. Tam

I originally wanted to set up along the wetland area but it was under restoration. In other words, it was off limits. And with the California drought, it really was not much of a wetland. So this painting was imagined with a small creek and what looks to be the famous Mt. Tam off to the distance.

Thursday, April 02, 2015


It always starts with a Thumbnail.... next project in progress.

Can you guess which thumbnail will become a painting???

Will post final piece tomorrow!

Thumbnails are a great way to get ideas out and onto paper. And when you fill a page, you can quickly scan over multiple ideas.... that may create additional hybrid ideas!!! It could save time (save paint) and to see if your layout has a good chance of working into a bigger format.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

New painting for April 2015

Setting up for a new project.....
had to blow the dust off my box of acrylic paints!

Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Gerald's Sketch Cards

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