Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The so called Blush Response

Inspired by Rachael in Blade Runner. #bladerunner #voight-kampff #rachaelssong

Friday, March 6, 2015

There's No Place Like Gnome

I have a few people to thank for this latest snapshot of this fair city.

Sara Dosa, a very talented filmmaker, took the original picture in her neighborhood coming home from work. I could not resist the Exquisite Corpse impulse to draw a gnome and elf family into the proceedings.

Rostom D carries the credit of naming this piece when he saw it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

High Times

I found out that this is how I doodle when I'm under the influence. There's something very R Crumb-y about it. Anyhow, it was fun and funny to visit this world in my mind palace. Nothing like staring into a trippy abyss for a spell.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In the Wind

Here is the latest image from Cradle the Moon. I'm not even sure if it features in the story itself, but it's very much in the spirit of the story.

I struggled with it quite a bit, partially because of which angle and composition to choose, the color scheme, and playing with new custom brushes.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Head Movies

I was inspired by listening to Henry Rollins on Pete Holmes' Let's Make it Weird podcast. He was painting a very compelling self portrait of dealing with grief, anger, social anxiety disorder, and PTSD. It made me think about how we as human beings, for better or for worse, play the movies in our head over and over again. Replaying our darkness or light, depending on how we're chemically equipped, I have an increasing amount of empathy over the years for those who struggle with this ratio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Granny in the Sun

I decided to actually leave my abode yesterday to sit and watch the sunset while sketching and snacking. As I savored every bite and attempting to work on my story, I heard the scuffing of shoes to my left. As you will find in the Outer Sunset, Chinese grannies and grandpas will gather in a public spot to just enjoy each other's company or chill. In this case, this adorable woman was swinging her feet back and forth like a child at the edge of her seat. I don't know if I conveyed it properly, but it tickled me something fierce.

One of the things I do consciously and unconsciously in life is to look for the child in someone. For this little lady, her inner child shone clear as this beautiful sunlit day.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

It was the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami a few days ago and with the tragic news of Air Asia, I wanted to remember those we lost and also make a wish for the new year ahead...

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Holidays everyone!

Happy Holidays everyone! It's been a year filled with its share of joys and sorrows, but I wish you all much love and warmth...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Splendor in the Grass

This piece was inspired by watching Wong Kar Wai films again. Someone always seems to be romantically lying on somebody else and the lighting is always so splendid to say the very least.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Fisher King

Another piece I did for Robin, inspired by my favorite film of his, "Fisher King".

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