GOGOPedro's 100 Hand SLAP!

Hey all, I recently got together with a few friends to do more art STUDIES. Began, with a focus on hands, because they're notoriously tricky to draw and often overlooked in art studies..
I found myself working from a book I've not looked a in a few years"The Book of a Hundred Hands" By George B. Bridgman.
It's a beautiful little book with plenty of descriptive hand drawings, along with the breakdown of structures within the hand, fingers, and the thumb. I looked at his drawings for inspiration, and also found myself redrawing hands multiple times to get a feeling for it as well as trying to work with line and some tone on a halftone sheet to study volume. Wanted to bust out some white pencil highlights in these image... Sadly, I ran out of time... I hope to be doing more of this in the future. I'd really like to build up my visual library and become a better artist all around.

Hope you dig,


Graphic Hair...

I've always kinda been interested in hair... IN Particular, how it can be drawn and stylized. Not to mention the challenge of painting its texture and subdued tonal shifts in more realistic images... I mean there are a lot of Red hairs in my beard which make for a rather odd contrast to the rest of the thinning hair on my noggin.. Which is going gray, and leaves me with an awesome salt and pepper effect for the time being.

Hope you dig this dude with a tough looking pompadour...


Frazzled Nerves

Lots on my mind lately.
My brain has a way of getting worked up, it always has.

Sorta nervous, kinda like this little guy.
Hope yah dig,



Running right along

Lately,I've been forcing my way back into a regular regimen of running and working out... Having to spend most of my day in a chair in front of a monitor has been taking its toll on me... So I'm gonna fight back now... I hope it won't hamper my posting too much.. Please keep checking in.. Much more artwork to show!. Feedback (as always) is most appreciated.

Hope you all dig,



It's another stunning portrait of myself, that I figured would be good for the blog... This time I'm a mangy looking alley feline... I've actually been seeing lots of cats lately when I go out for my late night run around Queens. Figured I'd share this and others. But I honestly can't find my additional cat, to save my life right now... I'm guessing i'll need to tidy up a bit...

Hope you dig..


Here's a rocking rolling dude with a sweet dragon tattoo. The tattoo wasn't originally part of the drawing I just kinda added it in real quick over the blemish that I'd inked over on the paper. Sorta wished I'd had the foresight to draw in some cool tattoo stuff. But, that must have escaped my mind a few months back.. Now it's just a little fun character designs..

I'd like to imagine he's singing a power Ballad about TROGDOR: The BURNINATOR!!!

Hope you DIG,


Sea Worthy...

I've got a few quick sketches from the ol' pad of paper here.. I continue to be doing lots of drawings of silly faces, and then figured that I would draw some little cartoon boats also. I've also been thinking about ED EMBERLY's drawing books a lot lately... They were a big part of my youth and I always enjoyed the step by step process to draw stuff with his really graphic style.

I hope you dig um,


A little RED GHOST...

Sorry I've been away. It's never something I plan for..

Things have been popping up in the last few weeks to keep me from posting.
I find myself trying to get back into shape by way of regular exercise and its leaves me kinda worn out here lately. It seems that with only a few additional years of age my body has become less compliant with my demands on it. Beyond that I'm getting ready for some family stuff this summer, and dealing with my usual personal struggles. Since I'm not sure I'll be able to do any kind of focused May Marvel (MAYVEL) type tribute images I'm gonna post up this little RED GHOST doodle from a few weeks back. When I scribbled him I think I had a bit of Dr. WILY in mind but this is what came out in the end...

I dig it, hope you do too.




I'm still a little jilted at the lack of a proper winter this year. However with spring in the air it's almost time for BEACH SEASON. No doubt you'll probably see this dude at a beach somewhere... Ladies beware he's trolling for your digits...

Hope you dig,


Beers, Bears. and Bar napkins...

A friend sitting nearby me at a pub says, "Hey Pedro, what are you drawing on?"
After a brief pause I mumble, "uh, a bar napkin.."
Then Following another longer pause they then say... "So that's archival quality bar napkin isn't it?"

Yep, I draw on stuff that falls apart and doesn't keep so well.
But, I still hope you dig it anywho...


P.S. The first image here was actually referencing some clip I'd seen earlier that day online... Of a bear waving at someone. I'm sure you can run it down in the Video Web and have a look.

Klyde KLOUDskipper...

He has mighty mighty leg muscles... which he uses to leap over clouds in the sky.
Ugh, I'm tired lately. Need more sleep, or perhaps I need to get to sleep earlier in the evenings.
Just a fun little image. Quick and loose.

Hope you dig.

Turtle Minion!

He's to be feared with small horns on his head and awful snaggle teeth. For he has a terrible temper and his a vicious prankster.

Hope you dig,



I usually draw on printer paper, and haven't bought an actual sketch book type BOOK in some time... Above you'll see part of the reason why I don't buy so many sketchbooks.

True it may not be Archival quality but, I kinda like drawing on things that are more disposable (recyclable) so that I don't feel possessed to hold onto whole books of drawing verses weeding out some good sheets from a stack of sketches.. Keeps the artwork ephemeral.. Personally I really need to work on filtering out the Keepers from the discard heep in my work. I do a lot of sketching.... Doesn't mean I should keep it all... Am I right...
Here's a rough sample of some random scribbles on the brown bag with a touch of photoshop..
Hope you dig... Happy sketching,

P.S. One thing I didn't mention in my brown paper flyer is the fact that having a mid-tone work surface of brown lets you work light and dark too... So you can get additional value studies into every drawing.... Very cool!..



Billy Byron Bottles Bugs.
He Buys Books Big 'Bout Bugs.
Bringing Bug Biology to his Brain!
Hey my B&B Breathren,

I drew this image some days back and found that it made me happy to look at it... so here it be with some colors on it...

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Just don't know what to do with MYSELF...


Several days ago I ran out of paper whilst sitting in the local diner waiting on my eggs, hash, crispy potatoes, and toast. I was looking about for something to draw on when this little paper scrap caught my eye..
You get three guesses at what the paper is that I drew this little fella on... The first two guesses don't count...
Canvas is EVERYWHERE...

I'm still just using the pen a lot because it lets me keep loose and play around...

Hope you dig.


"SA JA" Studies...

The Korean word for Lion is "SA JA"...
I believe I drew this a few months back for a showpiece Idea that I was working on. In the end I shelved it in favor of another concept but I've held onto these lion sketches. I actually hold onto a lot of my drawings (which has a good and bad side to it) but find that I need to sift and purge out stuff lately.
So, I scanned these and introduced a dash of color.
Quick and exploratory image. Fun stuff.
I think I'd definitely like to try using this design for a future image.

For now though I'll share it, and you can comment on how much my Lion drawing looks like a bear... D'OH!! I always wind up back at drawing Bears for some reason.

Hope you dig,

I'm Helpful...

I know someone who had been delivered a Netflix Disk. However after watching it they had managed to lose that little white paper sleeve they ship it with... Unclear on what to do with the film I suggested that they stick the disk inside some printer paper and put that back into the red mailer envelope... I didn't think they'd use the whole sheet of paper... But they did any who. In short, It didn't fit.

So I jumped in to be HELPFUL. I cut the sheet of paper a bit and figured that it need some text type info to help the good folks a netfilx sort it all out. I snagged a sharpy and got down to business... In short I'm super duper helpful...

Hope you dig,

P.S. Its been a little over a week since I made this and Netflix hasn't sent my friend any new movies by mail... I still affirm that I am HELPFUL, extremely HELPFUL...

P.P.S... I've useded the word HELP a lot here... I couldn't Help myself...


I Drink Blood.

Most Vampires are just crazy about drinking blood.
This fella couldn't even sit through his portrait painting session without having a drink.
He'll remind be to stay thirsty and work hard on my image-making efforts...

Hope you dig.

Good to the Last MODOK.

MODOK MEANS MIGHTY MINDBLASTS! Even on paper he's deadly... I should take extra care before I get to close to the drawing table again.

Hope you dig,