Friday, January 30, 2009


These were done today, the first time I felt like the work I did throughout the day became a little series. I was very happy with how these turned out. :)

18 x 24 China Marker and Pastel

Thursday, January 22, 2009


These are stuff I did back in 2006. Done in paint pens for both and some get pens for the bottom as well, on 8.5 x 12.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Two doodles I did last night while drunk and bored. The mermaid one I started a month or so ago, and haven't been inspired to complete the rest of the paper yet. I'll probably try to do so this week.


So last semester I did the makeup for a student written show by Virgina Grise called Blu. It was a showed about the lifestyles and the effects of East LA Chicano gang life intertwining with the stories and myth of Aztec culture. Because it was a show about gangs, which meant they needed gang tattoos, I had to tattoo each actor by hand.

We tried different methods, we could not buy premade tattoos since each tattoo had significance to each character so they were designed specifically for each character. We looked into Tinsley Tattoos, but for how many we needed to be made, it would have cost about $3000. We also tried Henna, Airbrush, but none really gave the look we wanted. And home printable tattoo paper was the most awful result ever. The ink was printed on a plastic adhesive sheet which was transfered onto skin by water but oh my gosh it looked PLASTIC and shiny.

So I decided to use tattoo pens, and had to hand do them ever night. These photos are the first batch of trial tattoos done by hand.

These definitely weren't my favorites, but since I didn't have a camera during the run of the show, I only have the trial tattoo photos from someone else's camera. =(

Saturday, January 17, 2009


So today was first day of the second semester for life drawing. We started with charactures of eachother. These are my second series of charactures.

I couldn't loosen up with china marker and pastel like the last series, so these are with pen.

^My teacher and also a pretty chill dude.

"Donde Esta Santa Claus? "

Inspired by the random song playing at the time.

18 x 24

That last one, was just a mushpile of people, and sort of playing with composition. My goal for this semester is to work on rhythm and composition in drawing. Woot.


I have been attending CalArts since Fall of 2008 as a BFA Costume Design student, and it's my first year there. It has been a world of firsts; I have been doing a lot of things I have never done, and have been continuing to experiment and develop skills and techniques I already have.

The following are a few pulled from a series of my first set of charactures. I've never attempted charactures really, as I was terrified of never having them turning out anywhere close to the models. These were also done in my first Life Drawing class ever. I had never taken any fine art classes ever in my life, and it has been what at first was a terrifying and intimidating as all hell of a class to a fantastic environment for me to exploring drawing in general as well as developing my own personal aesthetic.

18 x 24 China Marker & Pastel

And due to lack of photoshop at the moment these have been uploaded into my laptop ghetto style: with a camera. >.<