Each piece of art is uniquely created, this includes original illustrations. My art pieces can be purchased as multiple mediums: Canvases, Framed Pieces, Prints & T-Shirts.
Beauty in Black
Beauty in Black was completed using colored pencils and black ink on illustration paper. The illustration was created using a linear design similar to that used by a well-known 1980s artist. Where I varied my illustration from that of the 1980s artist is that I included color blending and shading in some areas of my illustration such as in the model's eyes and background. This was the first illustration where I used shading and color blending in a portrait.
Coming to Get Me?
This is a digital illustration of my beloved Yorkie, Natalie, who lived with me for 12 years. She's no longer with me because she passed away in 2022. I have a collection of her images to remember her, and in this image she is literally waiting for me to pick her up from the arm chair. She persisted until she finally was in my arms.
Downtown Los Angeles Black & White
Downtown Los Angeles in black & white is a digital rendering of a photograph I took of this unforgettable skyline. The Los Angeles skyline was built on a hill which makes it visible from several miles away including throughout the city of Las Angeles and its nearby suburbs.
Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern View
This digital rendering captures a view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline with views of the skyscrapers from the southern edge of the skyline. It's abstract detail leaves much to the imagination about the skyline's details and is suitable for display in various settings.
Is My Coffee Ready?
This is Natalie, my beloved Yorkie who was with me for 12 years but sadly passed away in 2022. She was very comfortable sleeping in my bed and at times took liberties to use my pillow and blanket. However, she had to get out of bed to serve herself her own coffee. Just kidding, she didn't like coffee, she did like the bacon and eggs though.
Is This Pose Fine?
This beautiful creature is Natalie, my Yorkie who was with me for 12 years before she passed away in 2022. Natalie was fond of the camera, seemed aware of it and enjoyed posing for pictures. Here she is posing for the camera from one of her favorite places (besides my lap), the sofa.
Isn't This My Pillow?
This digitally created illustration was designed from an actual photograph of my 2 Yorkies. Their names were Natalie (on the right) and Keoke (on the left). Both of my beloved dogs passed away recently. This is a rare photograph of both of them lying together because Natalie was very independent and did not like sharing her pillow or toys with Keoke.
Los Angeles on Fire
This illustration is colored pencil and ink on drawing paper. It depicts the 1980's Los Angeles, California skyline on fire after a major earthquake. California sits on major fault lines and is prone to many earthquakes. The idea for this illustration came after I lived through a moderately strong earthquake in Los Angeles in 1987.
Muerte with Sunglasses
Muerte is Spanish for death. In Mexico and some other Latin American countries people venerate their dead by celebrating a special day for them, usually Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. I have made my rendering for Muerte, or Death in Sunglasses, in black ink on illustration paper.
Peaches on Branch
These peaches were drawn on illustration paper with a drawing pencil. For me this was a study on the effects of shadows an object. The peaches were in a tree in my backyard, and I had to contend with the Sun's movement which changed to positioning of the shadows on the fruit as I sketched them.
Sacramento, California Capital Building
This digital illustration of Sacramento, California's Capital Building was taken from a photograph of the building. During a visit to Sacramento, the capital of California, the cherry trees lining the front of the Capital Building were in full bloom. Those cherry trees are seen in front of the building.
Seduced by Music
This is colored pencil and ink on paper. The inspiration for this illustration came from several different sources including photographs of my mother, Liz Taylor’s eyes, and Adele’s cleft chin. The wedding band was inspired by my own. The Japanese calligraphy on the headphones emphasize her love of music.
Space Shuttle Enterprise
The Space Shuttle Enterprise was the first shuttle built. It was designed to perform atmospheric test flights after it was launched from the 747 which carried it. It used the 747 as its launch vehicle because it did not have engines nor a heat shield which made unable to conduct space flights. This drawing was completed with blue ink on illustration paper.
Star Linked Woman
This model was photographed by me at a Palm Springs shop. Her fair skin set a fascinating contrast to her dark make up and dark goth clothing. The shop is an astrological shop, so it only seemed fitting that she be drawn with starts linked to her from behind. This illustration was completed using colored ink on the face and clothing with colored pencil on the stars and sky.
What Tan Lines?
This illustration was completed on illustration paper with colored pencil and ink. It is created from various sources but the final illustration was from my imagination. The man in the illustration was composed from a collection of over 30 photographs that were collectively used to depict each part of the body accurately. The face was also created from a combination of photographs to produce the final look. The background, however, is from a photograph of Laguna Beach, California, and the sky was completed from a collection of several pictures.
Woman in Red
This is colored pencil and ink on paper. The inspiration for this illustration was a photograph of a Mexican actress I saw in a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I quickly illustrated the photograph on a napkin and created my depiction of what I recalled when I returned to the United States.
Woman in Stripes
This is colored pencil and ink on paper. My inspiration here was an ad by Avon, a cosmetics distribution company that delivered cosmetics to women some years back. This is my rendition of one of their cosmetics models. An alternate title for this piece is “Avon Calling” which was Avon’s marketing pitch.
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