The best way to get to know how I work/think is to go through the drawings in my sketchbook. I'm rarely without one and to me it's like a diary. I can look at the pen/pencil strokes of any sketch from any book of the past 10 years and tell immediately how and what I was feeling and thinking when I scribbled it down. It's mirror-like sometimes. I can see myself in my art and I'm often having a bad hair day. Still, unshaven and cowlicked, here I am for the world to see, touch and taste.
So, I'll be uploading 1 sketch every day or 2 with a little explanation to accompany it...I might drop in some paintings and animations if I get into a nice swing here. Some days it'll be short and sweet, others will be long and ugly, but it'll all be me--hopefully they'll all be worth your time and patronage.
I figured the best thing to start with is a sketch of my good lady wife and I.
Those of you who were cool enough to catch a wedding invite last year (you had 2 chances) got a look see at the caricatured brand/logo of our wedding. This is one of the premature sketches I really liked, but decided to go with the more stylized one. The rope we're holding on to represents one of the rituals in a traditional Filipino wedding...though it's supposed to be around our necks...but in a good eternal-bond kind of way. It was interesting trying to mesh a graphic style in there...my pants and shoes become one flat shape, but I think the illusion holds. Here's the one we went with:
Yeah, I know, she's a pretty lady.
More sketches and kvetches to come soon!