Kanedaaaaaa! A recreation of a still from one of the best anime ever.

3rd draft of a Tyra Banks drawing I’ve been working on.

A rough and dirty sketch of some Berserk manga art. I allowed myself to relax and not care about perfection for once.

I used multiple references to build the features, and the character’s personality was derived from a manga I’ve been reading.

Angry manga face! This is my first serious attempt at drawing a manga style face.

Of things that proceed from a cause – their cause the Tathagata has told. And also their cessation — Thus teaches the Great Ascetic.
Venerable Assaji

An English translation of the Sutra Pitaka, the Chinese counterpart of the Pali Sutta Pitaka, is being done. Volume 1 of the Madhyama-agama was released last year, and a translation of the Saṃyukta-agama is being made available for free in PDF format.

Here are direct links of what’s been completed so far:
Saṃyukta-āgama 1 to 32
Saṃyukta-āgama 59 to 87
Saṃyukta-āgama 256 to 272

Venerable Anālayo is teaching a class on the Madhyama-āgama.

Sketch of silent film actress Louise Brooks.

I see now why cartoon and manga styles are more prominent than realism. For one, they’re more interesting. You’re creating something unique rather than a photocopy. And second, it’s a HELL of a lot less tedious…

I’m a little rusty. It’s been about 10 years since I’ve done any serious drawing. But this was a good refresher, and I learned an important lesson: NEVER draw with mechanical pencils. It makes shading so much more difficult.

If you have a particular thought or belief that sits constantly at the forefront of your mind, you’ll find ways to see it in everything.

A drawing I did for an art class at The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.