Archive for March, 2009

Suburban Home…

Suburban Home

Suburban Home
Black Micron on Bristol
7.5in. x 12in. 

Whats up everyone? Okay so me and jim have started working on a series of illustrations entitled “Environments”. Each of us are going to be contributing 6 pieces, so 12 in all. Each piece will be of a different environment. They are all black and white illustrations on white bristol board. Today i finished my first piece in the series titled “Suburban Home”, and I am pretty stoked on it. Hopefully you all enjoy it.


-nick v.


My head hurts…

Dude its been a while…. I can’t believe I’m slacking on this blog thing. I’ve been pretty busy lately working on multiple projects. For the last 5 weeks I’ve been working on this project for my form and space class. A 3-D head…my head. It took so long to do and it took a lot of patience, but it paid off in the end. I was pretty pleased with the end product. Here are some pics…







Alright well hopefully you guys think this head of mine is pretty cool, like i said i’m pretty stoked about it.

i’m on a boat…
-nick v.

Ralph Steadman


In a continued effort in the world of caricatures, today, in my sketchbook, I decided to make an attempt to caricature one of my favorite artists, Ralph Steadman. Above is the black and white—I may come back in somewhere down the line and post this one again in full color.

note: this is only my second attempt at doing a caricature drawing, I hope to get the hang of it someday; until then please hang in there with me.


What are you lookin’ at?—sketchbook


I have been trying to figure out what project I want to get myself going on next over the last week and a half, hence, not too much activity from me on here. My bad. I am beginning working on two rather big illustration projects this week—One series, one large piece. That doesn’t mean I will be doing nothing for the blog though while working on those.

I will be making more of an effort to do more sketchbook entries (like the one above). So look for those. Also…

I met with a guy this afternoon, as I stood, waiting for my drink at the Starbucks on San Pablo and Beach Blvd., a guy was working with a set of microns—my tool of choice—on a four panel illustration. What really caught my eye next though, was his use of watercolors within the illustration. I stopped to ask him a bit about the project, which he was kindly enough to humor me and clue me into what he was up to. As a response, I am now looking to work with some watercolors on a trial basis to see what I can do with them, so look for my experimental trial on the blog.

Finally, I too would like to thank anybody that takes the time to check out this blog. Even though it is really about having some fun, or making ourselves do something that isn’t necessarily school related for sanities’ sake, we also like the idea that someone besides us might like something we do from time-to-time as well. Thanks again, and please leave some comments if you see something you like, or something you would like to see more of.


Jan Van Eyck was here…




Black Micron on Bristol w/color pencil and gold foil
5.5in. x 8.5in. 

So this is an illustration I did for my Art History class. We were talking about the European Renaissance. So in this illustration I incorporated some of the things that we talked about that really stuck out to me. So here you go, please enjoy. 

p.s. thanks to everyone that checks out our blog, we really appreciate it. Feel free to contact us or comment on the posts, and let us know what you think. Thanks again.

-nick v.

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