Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hey kids, Sketches!

Here's some recent sketches! These are also posted in the Dos Illustros sketchblog. As always click on the images for a bigger version:

One of my favorite Marvel characters: classic X-men Nightcrawler quick sketch for Sketch Dailies, all digital (Adobe Ps
, Kyle T. Webster brushes, Wacom Cintiq, Adobe Ai for type- Palooka from Blambot). He was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, debuting on a new mutant team with Sunfire, Banshee, Storm, Colossus, Thunderbird, and Wolverine on "Giant-Size X-men #1":

Watched "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" movie a week back, solid action and comic movie! Here's a classic Kirby "coming-atcha!" style Cap, done with a Palomino Blackwing on the Moleskine. Cap was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby before Marvel even happened:

BTW, I also finished reading "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story" by Sean Howe. Lots of interesting backstory and drama from the Stan and Jack days until now! Stan is great but IMHO Long Live The King.

I watched a lot of wrestling as a kid both in PR and the US! My favorites were Carlitos Colon, Los Super Medicos, Los Invaders, Abdullah the Butcher, and even had a namesake in Hugo Savinovich. In the US, the Ultimate Warrior was one of the most exciting characters to watch because he was so colorful yet such a mystery, Rest In Peace. Done in Palomino Blackwing on Moleskine:

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Figure Drawing 4/6/14

Struggled in the quick drawings of the session but got a few good ones by the end. These are all 20 min. poses at Crealdé School of Art. Bruynzeel black color pencil on Aquabee Super Deluxe 808 Sketch Book 9"x12".

Warning: if you're offended by artistic nudity, I'd  suggest you not go further and please check out my other work here in the non-figure drawing posts (or clothed ones) and at the Dos Illustros sketchblog instead. If you're not offended then please read on...

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Ultraman drawing: light blue Col-Erase, Pentel Tradio & Pocket Brush on Moleskine.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

More Café

Here's a couple from last Thursday sketched from life. Both are Pentel Tradio & Kurotake Brush pens on Moleskine:


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Figure Drawing 2/16/14

These are figure drawings from today's Sunday morning class at Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, FL and the model is my coworker and Orlando artist Lesley Silvia. Done with a Blackwing 602 pencil on Aquabee Super Deluxe 808 paper 9"x12". Click on the images for a bigger version:

5 min.

20 min.


Saturday, February 15, 2014


At the local Barnes & Noble, Pentel Tradio & Pocket Brush on the Moleskine. - Hugo


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Portraits and a bird!

A couple of birthday portraits last year, in the same vein as the previous Edge one. All in Canson BFK Rives cream paper about 5"x7".

Portraits were done with a Pentel Tradio and Pocket Brush pens. I also used the regular Pentel Brush Pen for drybrush textures.

Young Michael Stipe from R.E.M. (click images for bigger versions):

A young Dolly Parton:

This blue-gray gnatcatcher was painted with Dr. Martin dyes and a touch of white gouache: