Buster Keaton

I learned the oil rub color pencil technique from Octavio Perez.

"Buster plainly is a man inclined towards a belief in nothing but mathematics and absurdity ... like a number that has always been searching for the right equation. Look at his face — as beautiful but as inhuman as a butterfly — and you see that utter failure to identify sentiment."


Tattoo Virgin

In progress:

Final painting (oil on masonite):

Originating sketch:

The Bird

Charlie Parker, a legendary alto sax player and brilliant mind who died too soon. This is a prepatory sketch for an oil rub. And here's the result...