This week I’ve been working on a pet portrait of Roxie!
Reposting older sketches..
..I’ve always been in love with fairies..
Hanging out, drawing friends at bars..
..Old man I photographed in LA..
My friend Jonathan Latt wrote his first book The Geek, and asked me to paint the cover for it! He directed me to make a hand-drawn map of the World, with Dungeons/Dragons dice thrown across it, and the protagonist’s favorite killing knife set in a bird’s eye view.
He had me as a guest on his new podcast called Stuff & Stuff – an hour conversation with a person of his choice to talk about “stuff”.
Check it out in the link below!
I’ve been commissioned to paint furry best friends recently, which I’ve actually enjoyed a lot. It’s fun to challenge myself by trying out different textures for fur, sizing ears, picking out the best color for the background, etc..
I have a couple more pups I’ll be posting soon!
If you’d like your own pet portrait done, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m starting a collection of favorite sweatshirts and tees by US ALTERATION — We smoked a joint the other day and had ourselves a lil photoshoot. The store is gonna be so dope. Check it out soon in Beverly Hills…
I met up with my homie BB from San Diego last week – he’s showing work in his new show called WATERWORKS.
Check it out in person @ KINGSWELL
My favorite, ‘Butter Face’
We met up later with our other artist friend Gosha – He’s from Russia and also super awesomely talented.
Here he is finishing up a commission..
Gosha drew me…
..and I drew BB..
A fun day with fellow artists is always a good time 🙂
Check out more of BB’s art @
Not having a place to paint makes me draw more.
I started using my digital camera.. these are some random pictures I took in the past month.. going out with friends, concerts, my pop-up shop, hanging out with Luna – good times with good people!
Fabrio Abbreccia is an incredibly talented Italian Painter/Illustrator on the rise-
He has a fantastic mix of colors in his work with effortless texture. I’m obsessed.
Buy his work here:
Yesterday I was thinking about what my mom said, that ” People start off selling their products right out of their car” — it didn’t occur to me right away that this actually would be a good idea for myself, but I tried it Downtown in the Arts District – and it was a success! People were totally into it, sold some shirts, and even met some other cool artists. My kind of Day Job!
Love finding my stickers still going strong all over the city.
This past week we had a product photo shoot for for my online store!
Thanks to my homie Ronaldo for helping and Aurelie Davis for the photos!
I put together some photos I’ve found that have a sense of what inspires me for my show , Apocalyptic Paradise
She was a very talented poet, and an even better Grandmother. I’ll miss her a lot.
Heaven and Earth, 1963
You’re Heaven and I’m Earth
And we come together like sweethearts.
When I am cold and sad, you send the sun.
When I am afraid of the dark,
You send the moon.
When I need moisture and freshness,
You send the rain.
Sometimes you roar and thunder,
And I strike with your lightning to say,
“Look what I have done, Earth! I am a man!”
I smile to myself and muse,
“Because my master is restless,
I must make myself beautiful.”
Then I send the leaves to my trees
And the green to my grass.
Soon your sun comes out and smiles,
And you tip your head with a rainbow
In my direction.
We are both silent and happy,
Each knowing that without the other,
Heaven would drift aimlessly
And Earth would have no reason to exist.
– by Retha
Still working on this one… I’m feeling it as I go along … I don’t usually paint knowing what it’s going to turn into. I’m more go with the flow… which is probably why it’s so difficult for me to figure out when to stop!
This was taken by a new photographer friend – too pretty not to post!
Old sketch I’ll probably turn into a painting..
Well these past couple months have been VERY busy. First, I got sicker than I’ve ever been in my life. The doctor thought I had Mono. Who gets Mono? Then I moved out of my old apartment into my own art studio in Echo Park! I’m totally loving it and it’s been crazy moving and organizing and trying to feel at home in a place that feels like anything BUT home. I’m in a totally new city, new surroundings, new neighbors, new everything. New has never felt so good. I feel inspired to read more, paint more, and get in touch with myself and where I’m heading in life. I’ve never lived alone so I had to take some time away from the computer to create my little routine everyday. I’ve never had a routine in my entire life so this is very different for me. I’m growing up, accepting who I am, and looking forward to the future. I’m ready to make some awesome work and get back into my blog, sharing my little life and the process of creating my first art show! I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m hoping to just figure it out.
I’ve been putting my new place together slowly ..
Here’s some new, old, and work in progress since the last time I posted..
I’m an amateur but whatever.
My last weekend in Chile was one of the best trips ever. Longtime friends from High School took me to a place called Los Molles – about 45 minutes North of my favorite beach Maitencillo. We got a house right at the beach with an ocean view for a fraction what you’d pay in California. No wifi, no TV – Just friends, alcohol, food, and music. Nothing to do but hang out with each other, talk , dance, and cook. We shut off the world and enjoyed being in a beautiful place with good people…something everyone should do once in awhile!
+ Nicole Trunfio from Make Me A Supermodel
This is raw talent.
An idea for a painting…
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