• Apologies

    Apologies

  • Kaldi Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)

    Kaldi Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)

    Casein on Ampersand Gessobord I visited Kaldi Coffee this weekend, after dropping by CALA (Comic Art LA). My plein air cafe casein paintings have followed the same workflow as documented in these screenshots. I start with a rainbow colored pencil in order to establish my objects and that I get everything I need to in…

  • Bus Stop, A Life Update, and Inktober

    Hey everyone, it’s been a while! I have big news, I moved to LA two months ago for a job! It’s been a wild two months, just having to take on so much adulting at once and settling in to my new place. I’m getting into a routine, so I’m thankful to have more regular…

  • Hahnemühle Grey Book Review

    Hahnemühle Grey Book Review

    Introduction to the A5 Hahnemühle Grey Book DISCLAIMER: I was given this book for free by Hahnemühle in exchange for a review. Hey everyone, some exciting things have been happening in my life lately (to be covered in another blog post), but I’ve been sketching a lot in the Hahnemühle Grey Book and have a…

  • Bread (Comic)

    Bread (Comic)

    I didn’t appreciate bread and other baked goods as much as I did until I watched The Great British Bake-Off. Watching people make these treats from scratch and learning how they’re made gave me a deeper respect for the science and ingenuity that goes into the craft. I was captivated by the folding of puff…

  • Cherry Bean (Salinas, CA) Watercolor and Gouache

    Cherry Bean (Salinas, CA) Watercolor and Gouache

    The Cherry Bean Gourmet Coffeehouse & Roastery is located in Salinas, CA in the heart of Oldtown Salinas. This is done with quite a limited palette of titanium white (gouache), zinc white (gouache), perylene maroon, quinacridone gold, burnt sienna (goauche), ultramarine blue (gouache), permanent yellow deep. My full palette can be found here. This has been…

  • Hahnemuhle Watercolor Book Review

    Introduction to the Hahnemuhle Watercolor Book Today I have a Hahnemuhle watercolor book review! It was a bittersweet feeling to complete it, but I now know the ins and outs of it well enough to give a proper review. Hahnemuhle (AKA Hahnemühle) is a German fine art paper company started in 1584. I visited California Art Supply…

  • Mastrena (Starbucks Painting in Gouache)

    Mastrena (Starbucks Painting in Gouache)

    A painting of the Mastrena espresso machine in gouache and watercolor, I was originally intending on making this in casein, but forgot all my casein paints at home.  I hope you enjoy peeking at the process as much as I enjoyed painting this. I’ve been reading the book Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life…

  • Casein Painting Process: Starbucks Display

    Casein Painting Process: Starbucks Display

    Starbucks Display (Casein Painting) I visited Starbucks a while back and decided to do a casein painting of their display. Casein is by Richeson Casein, one of the very few fine art casein manufacturers I know. I’m using colors out of the Jack Richeson’s Gurney Pack and have been playing around with the limited amount…

  • PureRef Tutorial (One of the Best Art Reference Tools)

    PureRef Tutorial Today I’ll give a brief introductory PureRef tutorial and why you should download it. It’s one of the best tools for viewing and organizing reference images into what I’ll call reference boards. PureRef is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. What is PureRef? The website defines it as “The simple way to view…