Ride Performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 1 June 2015, Brooklyn, NY

Oxford’s Ride took Brooklyn for a wild trip last night.  The band went from Going Blank Again and ended with a Smile. Starting off the set was Leave them All Behind from Going… Continue reading

The Modfather and the Model, Paul Weller and Winnie Harlowe

The title just happened! Here’s a drawing of Paul Weller, Modfather, music hero to many.  This was done with charcoal on watercolor paper.  I’m not really enjoying charcoal on watercolor anymore.  I also… Continue reading

May Ray Study With Charcoal

One of my favorite photographers is May Ray.  His portraits included a technique of solarized images where a line traced along the contours of the person’s face. Here’s my homage to his work… Continue reading

More Lips with Volume

I wanted to draw some big, voluminous lips.  Here are a few. Sometimes you’ll make a weird face and the bottom lip protruding makes for a plump piece of flesh that’s fun to… Continue reading

Smile BIG…I’m Teething!

I’m starting to draw teeth.  I’ve avoided it for the longest time, but am now doing it and actually enjoying it.  Thank goodness people don’t really have white teeth. =D  

The King Curls Up in Queens – Elvis Is In the House

A charcoal on watercolor that I did last night in Queens, New York of Elvis Presley and his curled up lips. The King Curls Up in Queens…get it!?  Rrrrrrr…

Lips and Eye

I was practicing drawing a pair of lips from a low angle and could not get it. After two versions, I threw them out and worked on a simple front view.  It needed… Continue reading

Face Study – Lips


Face Study – Nose


Face Study – Eyes



Will Smith Alan Rickman Leonard Nimoy Barbra Streisand’s Nose Jimmy Durante’s Nose Elvis Presley’s Lips Man Ray Paul Weller Winnie Harlowe

Early Portraits

Oxford’s Ride Reunite and Start Touring This Month, 2 April 2015

One of my two  favorite bands of all time has re-united and will be touring worldwide.  Oxford, UK’s Ride will be touring the US, as well as Europe and Asia.  The massive tour… Continue reading

My Favorite Instagrams of March 2015

A few of my favorite Instagrams I made in March below.  Follow me @tearntan for more shots. Andy Warhol painting at the Museum of Modern Art.   Someone left an origami boat at… Continue reading

Buke and Gase, Empyrean Empire Perform at 291 Grand St, 25 March 2015, NYC

Brooklyn duo Buke and Gase performed at 291 Grand Grand St Wednesday in New York City.  The evening sponsored by Gavin Brown’s enterprise is presented in conjunction with artist Christopher Knowles exhibition C12… Continue reading

G Destin Fall/Winter Fashion Presentation, 14 March 2015, NYC

G Destin presented his Fall/Winter 2015 line last night at Anna Zorina Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. The patrons from the evening were also extremely fashionable, and you can check out those photos here:… Continue reading

NYC-Streetwear Du Jour, 14 March 2015, My Mini FNO

Some great partywear last night at 2 events in Chelsea.  G Destin presented his F/W 2015 line, but the attendees were what caught my attention. Head next door to the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery and… Continue reading

Neoteric Nomad Exhibition and Pop Up Salon, 11 March 2015, NYC

Neoteric Nomad, a visual event showcasing jewelry, fashion, accessories, and photography  presented by Luxe Colore & Ashay Media Group premiered their exhibition and pop up salon in New York City today. The downstairs… Continue reading

12:34 LA:NYC Photo Project, 9 March 2015, NYC – At Home

Project 12:34 LA:NYC continues. BUT WAIT!  We’ve decided to get a new website to post more on our own time.  Head on over to the new website: http://www.1234lanyc.wordpress.com when Gina or I will… Continue reading

My Favorite Instagrams of February 2015

If you’re not already following @tearntan on Instagram, here are a few of my favorite shots from the month of February, by me.  Was a short month, so hoping March will have more… Continue reading