Monday, July 22, 2013

GOLDEN GATE

For a long time this image was just a drawing. It was not until today that I decided to color it. I think I'm going to leave it as it is.

Friday, July 5, 2013

HARD ROCK

Early trip in San Francisco. The rose bushes were made with oil bar. Sky was made with a permapaque marker. The middle was watercolor and faber castell polychromos pencil.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK

I've always been in interested of the idea of drawing with a white pen on black paper. Just a few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have that opportunity when we went to Blick art supplies in San Diego. I got a bottle of Sumi ink (for other projects), a pad of Strathmore Artagain black paper, a Y&C Gel Xtreme 0.7 white, and a General's charcoal white 558 pencil. This is what came about with it. Definitely will do more like this in the future.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

SQUIRREL

This was from one of our vacation trips to the beach. It is always funny to see these squirrels snatching peoples dropped food then scurrying back into their hole.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

FIJI

We don't live there anymore, but I was sifting through some older stuff and decided to paint this flower on the water.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

STATUE of MAN and HORSE

The back was made with a wash from my fat pitt brush pen. This is a statue, and had a blueish grey color to it. I would appreciate it if everyone headed over to Youtube to come see my new video! Any tips please leave in the comment section. Oh and subscribe. Thank-you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmgC_eGBQzM&feature=g-upl

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

VALLEY FORGE HUT

This drawing came out more colorful then I intended. The yellow part is the light brown clay used to insulate and waterproof the hut. The roof is another type of wood, grey like that, and was subdivided in layers. Obviously the bright brown is the logs. There are actually 5 or 6 scattered about not too far from the museum.....you can even walk in to some! Very cool little huts.

Monday, August 6, 2012

FORT MASON

Okay.......... I think I out did my usual photography skills with this one. I don't own a panoramic camera (wish I did) but I do own a Canon 50D. I stitched these PHOTO'S on a free program called Hugin. It's interface is not the best, but if you manage to figure out how it works, the outcome is well worth it. I did the same thing with the pier awhile back. Best part is, I took all the shots handheld! didn't need a tripod to do this. Now obviously I can't guarantee the same idea for you guys, it mainly comes down to how well the shots are in proximity to each other. But I am impressed by the results.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

OLD DOOR

This is a photo I took in San Francisco 2011. If you walk down from the right looking at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, you'll see that hill, which a lot of bikers and runners like to exercise with. Its a very lovely walk because when you get to the top of the hill, there's a park up there. Anyway, in between that and the Factory should be this nestle of grass which you will see this. It's a very photographic view.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

POWDER HORN

This powder horn was on display at the Valley Forge museum. It was a great subject to draw because of the cool designs it had. Oh and this trip was from awhile back so the details of what we did are a little hazy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

500 PAGEVIEWS!!!!

I just wanted to thank everybody who actually took the time to come see my blog and post a comment on your opinions or what you thought :(1 person): Please leave comments, as it helps improve areas that  otherwise I would not have thought of. I'll be posting some new drawings real soon. Thanks for the support!  -John

Saturday, June 23, 2012

WHERE THE HELL AM I

This is one I did when I was 12. For some reason it never got shown on the internet so here it is now. I forget where this was. I do know that it was somewhere next to a gas station when we were traveling in our motorhome.