Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yuri Trush, Tiger hunter

Just a simple sketch of an extraordinary man, from a photo take by Shasha Snow. This man had to protect people from their own greed. In doing so he had to face one of the most magnificent and formidable predators still roaming free: the Amur Tiger, while protecting that very tiger population .
This man is truly a hero of our day. If you are interested about this amazing true story, read "The Tiger " By John Vaillant and see the film "Conflict Tiger' by Sash Snow. you won't be disappointed. Both great works in their own right.

Tiger study 2-Qadesh

One more of several studies done in 2000 of a friendly Amur tiger name Qadesh, who taught me a lot.

Tiger study 1-Qadesh

This is an older sketch , done back in 2000, but thought it has some good things, specially since its my first real study of this magnificent animal, from life...thanks Werner, and Qadesh.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


This is a study of one of 2 sculptures done for the Pharaoh Horemhem, 81-19 dynast-Egypt.. It is one of the most perfect sculpture ever made. I've looked at it, studied it, and went to the place where it was meant to be displayed, though there is only sand there now. This piece of jewelry is on loan now from the Cairo museum, currently with the Tutakhamun exhibit., the other is in Chicago's field museum.

Ki Ken Tai Ichi

Spirit/Mind, Sword, Body, One.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So one night, feeling like something gritty, I watched an episode of Deadwood, and on the fly
decided to doodle a quick sketch of Al Swerengine, just a rough and fast group of scratches on a
random piece of paper, but has some character to it. Vine charcoal on a the back of a Rogers bill.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Siberian Power Play

Actually 3 tiny acrylic paintings scanned and played with in photoshop
to reveal the movement of this magnificent animal, my dream- to see one in the wild.
and my bigger hope that they may always be free in the wild, keeping the forest alive.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

revised self portrait

Painter, self portrait, done years ago, put up for the fun of it. Reveals the light and dark side.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jaguar Study

A better study of the jaguar than the previous, focusing on the elbow and muscles around the shoulder and arm.

Jaguar's Elbow

Quick study of this jaguar and the bone structure of its arm and elbow. The museum was closing and they were prompting me to get out, so its not quite complete, but has the essentials.


Another angle of the same sabretooth cat skeleton, great pose. Not quite as dynamic an angle , but a information on the elbow and arm of the big cat.

Sabretooth in Perspective

Here is a study of a skeleton of a smiladon or sabretooth cat, at the R.O.M There is now a good display of various animal skeletons at the ROM, one does not have to go to anatomy departments of various universities to get a peek and try and get around the drawing and knowing anatomy.
One of several studies of this, from different angles.


Here, once again I take out a new toy for a spin. Just a test, not even intending to go as far as i did, just to see how pan pastels work, or more importantly how I can get them to work for me!
Appropriately, It depicts an airplane on its first test flight landing cycle. Here a classic Mcdonnel Douglas MD 11 makes its first landing, and my second pan pastel sketch. All systems go, just a couple of minor glitches.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Studies of Kate

Trying out new pan pastels, getting the feel of their application and brush strokes, very nice feel, takes a bit of getting used to , but nice, and with a subject of Kate Beckinsale cant go wrong, I could draw her all day and all night.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cocky Cock

This cock was in upper Egypt, guarding bicycles. Strutting around and attacking any ill intending intruder.

Forest Training

Here is a new version of the previous Samurai in focused moment of training.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Oil, a study of a focused movement of a master swordsman, a prototype for a larger piece.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Scent of a Lotus, the Birth of the Sun.

I simple oil painting, easy on the complexities of "dynamic composition", and more focused on a subtle sensation, and meanings from an ancient civilization. An ancient Egyptian would know, in an instant, the meaning of this image, as would most Egyptologists. I tired to convey that, in a simple way. With colour and light as the tools.

Sahara Cave

Another oil speed painting, lots of fun. The way light flows in the desert, and saturates is amazing. I tired to study how that light works when it is contained.

Horus Speedpainting

Oil. A quick, and I mean really quick, speed painting of Horus.

Tree of Light

Oil. Just a study of the light flowing through a tree in a garden at the edge of the desert in Egypt.