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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oldest Concrete Road in California


We were on a trip to Carson City to go pick up a Landcruiser for my dad's business. On the way back we stopped to have a bite to eat but didn't think anything of it. All that was there was a sign and a strip of concrete. To our surprise, we had stumbled on the oldest concrete road in California. Obviously they had changed it out so the only part left was this landmark, but non the less it was the oldest concrete road. It was actually very interesting. Towards the middle there were chunks of the road that had been broken off so we picked a few up to bring home. For such an inconspicuous place, it was actually very, very cool.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

VALLEY FORGE

Shortly after our trip through New York we decided to go back to Uncle Chris's house in New Jersey. The next day we went on a drive to Valley Forge. This place has ALOT of historical significance when it comes to the founding of the United States. We saw George Washington's headquarters, old period artifacts, and little huts equal to what they lived in throughout the winter back then. It was a very fun experience.

Friday, June 8, 2012

JAZZMAN

This was made with a recent program I downloaded called Sketchbook Express. It's free and is actually very simple and effective. Because I don't own any Wacom products at the moment I used the trackpad on my laptop. For me its more accurate then a mouse but obviously is not like a pen. Trying to use Photoshop with a mouse for me is next to impossible. However, I still have a lot to learn in computer drawings.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

OLD CHAIR

I just got a set of 120 Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. This is pretty much my first real test on how well they perform. I actually really like them. I like them better then my other set of prismacolors. Every time I'd try to draw with those things the lead would fall out! but not these. Apparently there bonded so I don't have to worry about that, and they also keep a sharper point. So far I have seen good results.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

TEETH & BONES

My fountain pen ran out of ink- so I had to finish the last part of the drawing with a Pitt pen. If anybody manages to find the stickman in the drawing I will award you with a big handful of air. Good luck!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

WILDEBEEST?

This and the one below are from my portrait book. I do not remember what kind of animal it was. I thought maybe a wildebeest. If someone knows the correct kind of animal it is then I'll definitely change it. This one was drawn from an earlier trip we took to NYC, where we went to the Natural History Museum. Lots of things to draw there. I didn't have a lot of time so I took pics. Will show more drawings later.

FIJI MAN

This is a portrait of a Fijian man I drew sometime a couple of years ago. Do not remember who he was. I drew it in my stamp/portrait drawing book. I forgot to put in on Flickr, but it's there now. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mocation


We have all of a sudden been brought back to the U.S. because of a permit issue of us at the property in Fiji. So we are having to travel around so that we can wait for the paperwork to be completed. In essence it's like a month long vacation, or as I like to call it; a mocation. But theres still homework. So maybe not.   Anyway, we first went to Yosemite. We were hoping to see snow because all the other times we've been there it's always sunny. On the last day it started to rain. But hardly any snow. These are some pictures I took when we were there. I just bought a new set of polychromos colored pencils so I am excited to see how those turn out. Haven't had a lot of drawing time though. Traveling around all the time makes it difficult to really accurately draw something. But I am going to start drawing soon. Our next stop was Mexico to see my grandparents. Didn't get any pictures there. Then we started traveling up the coast. Took a lot of pics there. That will be for the next post. Stay tuned. JW

Monday, February 20, 2012

RAPTOR SKELETON

This one took a lot sooner than I thought it was going to take. Maybe two or three hours. It was also in the front lobby when you walk into the museum. Right next to it there is even a bigger one, so I think I am going to do that one next. Stay tuned!

New Drawings



These are some new ones I did recently.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

MOONLIT FIJI

This isn't based on a certain scene but rather an idea I had when we walked outside on a full moon. I used my fat pitt artist gray markers for this drawing. It's amazing how many different uses you can use masking fluid for (the sky is watercolor).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NY WATERWAYS

This is a drawing I just did a little while ago of a trip we took for a wedding in New Jersey. We went to the Big Apple to see the sights. You can read the rest of the story in that paragraph up there.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Living in Fiji

I took this picture on the other side of the property of where we are living.

Tiny island out in front of the water.
This is me.


Drawing of a palm tree I did.
I don't have a really good proper picture of the house yet so I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little bit more. However, this will give an idea of what everything feels like. This is an old coconut plantation where we live so whenever we do yard work (mowing, picking up coconuts, etc.) we have to where a helmet. There  aren't too many palm trees close to the house though so we don't have to worry around there. There are pretty much all the same things we have back home, like a television and hot water. We have a refrigerator and a pool. We do have internet although its dial-up. So only my dad's computer works there. When I want to use mine I have to wait till we go to town. Thats okay though, because when I'am at home I get to play with my old Fijian friend Mark who I've known since 2005. It's about a 45 minute drive to town with edleast 30 minutes being on a bumpy dirt road. That get's old pretty fast. Also there is a lack of options of things to buy unlike I am used to in America. I won't get into all that. Overall though, it's pretty suite here. I have ALOT more time to draw then I had before so I'm happy. Anyway, that's life in Fiji.