Sunday, December 02, 2012

Lifeboard Paintings...

More paintings from around New York City...
Argo Tea, Chelsea 

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande


Gregory's Coffee, Gramercy Park

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mo' Paints

Our room in Atwater Village

Venice Beach

On the airplane on the way to Cancun/Playa del Carmen

More quick paint studies from the trip...

Movement Lifestyle

While in Los Angeles, I got to visit the Movement Lifestyle creative studios. They're doing great things in the dance community so check em out if you're in the NoHo district in LA.

Also, while there, I met Keymo and he told me that one of the founders, Shaun Evaristo, had a birthday coming up. So I created the piece down below for him. Good luck on tour, Shaun! Thanks also to Little Shao for the wonderful photo ref!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Hard at work...

Here's a study of my friend Tony at his apartment. 

He's an illustrator too and you should check out his work at GenuineHAHA. Tell him I sent you.

Monday, September 10, 2012

paints and paints and paints and paints

Another round of on-location sketch painting? paint sketches? environment studies? these...

Stories Bookstore and Cafe in Echo Park
Outdoor dance session at Victory Vineland Recreation Center, North Hollywood
Waiting room
Moby's Cafe in North Hollywood
Priscilla's cafe in Toluca Lake
North Hollywood Regional Library and Park

Friday, August 31, 2012

"Do do do Lookin' out my back door..."

Like the Creedence Clearwater song said...

Painted this just before sunset and a hearty dinner downtown.

mo' paint, NoHo

Valley Village Park, North Hollywood

Republic of Pie, North Hollywood
A few more paintings from a couple weeks ago...

At Porto's

This isn't an ad for Porto's...I just highly that, if in the area, you try their chicken croquettes, potato balls and guava/cheese streudel.

Porto's Bakery in Burbank
Quick painting, about 40 min. Photoshop.

Monday, August 13, 2012

At the...

Update: Went back for another wash, checked out the lighting at a different type of day--so I painted that and then a nighttime version.

After the jump is the original post...

more paint studies

Another interior study at Cahuenga General Store, Burbank 
In the waiting room at Kaiser 
Starbucks study at sundown
The barbers at Rudy's of Glendale doing their thing 
More painting around Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles...

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

City of Octavia

This was a painting is a concept for the city of Octavia, described in Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities."

Created under the guidance of Annis Naeem! Thanks for the tips, Annis!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

DJ Anthony Valadez at Zanzibar, Santa Monica

Painted this lifeboard based on a fun KCRW party Tony put me onto in Santa Monica. It featured multi-talented DJ Anthony Valadez. Good times!

Cozy: wine research.

Caught up with friends in Los Angeles...over many a bottle of wine.

The Brothers Adajar

Created as a birthday gift to my friend, Reinel. He and his wife have two great kids: Superman and Batman. (Not their real names, but their real alter egos.)

A Talentful Bunch: Lunch with Friends

I did a lifeboard painting based on when I had lunch at Disney with Tine, Kendelle, Scott and Tony. Topics discussed: school, the industry, blogs, painting, drawing, and--most importantly, FOOD.

Everyone has links to their work, so check em out!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cahuenga General Store

I did this paint study at Cahuenga General Store over the weekend. It's a beautifully designed restaurant/cafe that feels like it was plucked from the old days. From old baskets and pots and pans hanging to the vintage products and pot belly stove. It's a really cool spot that I'd highly suggest checking out if you're in North Hollywood.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lifeboard studies for the week of 7-22-12

At Swork Cafe in Eagle Rock

At Porto's in Burbank

At Hollywood Forever Cemetery to watch 1978's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

Color board inspired by the movie

Dance practice in LA

Here are the next set of my latest "LifeBoard" studies (storyboards based on things I've experienced.) Hope you guys and gals out in the internets enjoy these!

Friday, July 20, 2012

On-location stuff in Los Angeles

Hello to whoever follows my blog. Sorry I haven't updated in a while, but here's a bunch of on-location stuff I've done for a digital painting class I've been taking. Currently trying to sharpen my eye and skills--always looking to get better!

And also, if you'd like to follow my progress, I'm now on TwitterTumblr and Instagram. 
Follow me @artphilm


Friday, July 06, 2012

Kick. Stand. Still, Life.

Study of a still life for a class I'm taking.  Replacing digital paint heebie jeebies with digital paint mileage.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Six Seasons and a Movie art show pt. 3: The Aftermath

Note: Please be sure to check out all the links in this post! There are some really talented people I met at this show!
My other entry to the show. How many inside jokes can you spot?

First off, I'd like to say congrats and thanks to the good people of Pixeldrip Gallery. Their hard work paid off with a show that was really fun to be a part of. Special shouts out to Mark Batalla, J Salvador, Annie and Evan for undertaking such a huge task. You guys and the rest of Pixeldrip rocked!

Hit the jump for more pics from the show!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Six Seasons and a Movie, pt. 2

At Greendale during Summer Session.

Hey guys,

PixelDrip's "Six Seasons and a Movie" art show is getting a LOT of press! Check out the links!

SlashFilm's site (/Film):

Joel McHale's shout out to the art show on the Examiner:



The Mary Sue:




MTV Geek!


A Still and Quiet Conscience:

Undercover Robot:

Just over a week to go until the show! Stay tuned for more news!