Driving home today I saw a sign that made me realize how overused yet utterly meaningless some common company names are.
I’m so behind on Western media that the first time someone asked if I knew about the Carl Poppa video, I totally had the wrong idea.
This is the only self-portrait I’ve ever done. It is from a nice memory I have of taking a trip to Hokkaido with my then-girlfriend (now wife) between contract jobs. If you’ve never been, I strongly recommend Hokkaido in late summer — beautiful people, delicious food, lovely driving. As with other images, these progress from […]
I did a sketch and cleanup of a larger view of Natsumi. Hopefully she won’t get mad if she sees this (I’m married to her now!). As in other images I touched up, I’ve put the intermediate stages here, beginning with the raw photo of the sketch, moving through stages of touch-up in gimp. Make […]
I wanted to take a shot at drawing facial lines, and since my girlfriend’s face had nice lines, it was a perfect subject. I never got good at this style, but I really like the effect it has. Not nearly as cartoony or 漫画っぽい as the way I usually do stuff. I don’t have any […]
I took a picture of a friend of mine after she shaved her head close, and decided to sketch it to see if I could. The sketch is a bit of a disaster, but the image is still funny to me. This is my only photo of it.
Special circumstances tend to attract special company, at least that’s the way my weird life tends to work out. I met a phenomenal person in Iraq who had a striking profile. I decided to sketch her a few times. Here is the result of one attempt. The images progress from raw photos of the sketch […]
I made a few sketches a few years ago while bored out of my mind in Iraq. This is one of them. First is the raw image version, the second is after I cleaned it up with gimp. I seem to have either never finished the cleanup, or just lost the finished version. But whatever. […]