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Sanbu, etude for, 2016, pencil on paper, 8 x 4.5 inches

 

Guerrero, Winter Gear, 2016, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

Guerrero, Winter Gear, 2016, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Guerrero's '69 Bonneville, 2016, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

Guerrero’s ’69 Bonneville, 2016, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Guerrero, 2015, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches, courtesy of Randy Siegel

 


Pagan’s ’04 Sportster, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Pagan, Winter Gear, 2015, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Pagan, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Xile’s ’47 Knucklehead, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Xile, Winter Gear, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Xile, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Brute’s ’71 Shovelhead, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Brute, Winter Gear, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Brute, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Liberty’s ’53 Panhead, 2014, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Liberty, Winter Gear, 2013, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Liberty, 2013, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Laura, 2014, pencil on paper, 6 x 4 inches, courtesy of FlyPaper

 

Summer Blonde, 2013, pencil on primed beer coaster, 4 x 4 inches, project for “BUZZ art.craft.beer,” curated by Peter Parpan

Portfolio

 

Dan (Portrait of Daniel Nevins), 2011, pencil on paper, courtesy of Daniel Nevins

Daniel Nevins

 

Gimme Shelter, 2011, pencil on paper, 13 x 7 inches

 

Twinkle: Sagittarius Rising, 2011, pencil on paper, 13.5 x 10.5 inches,

courtesy of Brian Mashburn

http://brianmashburnart.com/

 

Papillia la Paix for PeTA (a collaboration with Margaret Curtis), 2011, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches

 

Fall, 2011, pencil on paper, 13 x 9 inches, courtesy of John Herbert

 

Marianne, 2011, pencil on paper, 14 x 22 inches

 

Fool for Love, 2011, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Muse, 2011, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Page 26, 2011, pencil on paper, 17 x 13 inches, private collection

 

L’amour et la Mort, 2011, pencil and ink on paper, 13 x 11 inches

 

Bubblicious, 2011, pencil on paper, 14 x 11 inches

 

Taiyo la Paix, Twinkle and the Scandalous Captain Wiener, 2009, pencil on paper, 12.5 x 9.25 inches, courtesy of Stephanie Perkins.jpg

Twinkle and the Scandalous Captain Wiener, 2009, pencil on paper, 12.5 x 9.25 inches, courtesy of Stephanie Perkins

 

I-95, 2009, pencil on paper, 12 x 9.5 inches

I-95, 2009, pencil on paper, 12 x 9.5 inches, courtesy of Betty Clark

http://www.bettyclarkpainter.com/

 

Papillia Working on Her New Book, 2009, pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches

Papillia Working on Her New Book, 2009, pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches, courtesy of Kim Alderman

 

Fortune Cookie, 2009, pencil and fortune on paper, 12 x 8.5 inches

Fortune Cookie, 2009, pencil and fortune on paper, 12 x 8.5 inches,

courtesy of Richard and Claire Hirsch

 

In memory of Lux Interior, 2009, pencil on paper, 13 x 9 inches.jpg

In memory of Lux Interior, 2009, pencil on paper, 13 x 9 inches, courtesy of Rob Pulleyn

 

Venus on a Halfshell, 2009, pencil on paper, 12 x 10 inches

Venus on a Halfshell, 2009, pencil on paper, 12 x 10 inches,  courtesy of Rucker Wells

 

Twinkle, Cosmic Animal Rights Enforcer, 2009, pencil on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Twinkle, Cosmic Animal Rights Enforcer, 2009, pencil on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches, courtesy of Darwin and Kathleen Stanley

 

Gotta Gotta Go, 2009, pencil on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches

Gotta Gotta Go, 2009, pencil on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, courtesy of Janis Ian and Patricia Snyder

 

Triumph of Galatea, the, 2007, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches.jpg
Triumph of Galatea, the, 2007, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches,  courtesy of Steven Matijcio and Christine Kirouac

 

Young (ish) Man Stands before the World, 2007, ink and gouache on paper, 13 x 10 inches.jpg

Young (ish) Man Stands before the World, 2007, ink and gouache on paper, 13 x 10 inches, courtesy of Margaret Curtis

 

Bang-bang!, 2007, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches, courtesy of Betty Clark.jpg
Bang-bang!, 2007, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches, courtesy of Betty Clark

http://www.bettyclarkpainter.com/

 

Chaingang, 2007, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches, courtesy of Jolene Mechanic.jpg
Chaingang, 2007, pencil on paper, 13 x 10 inches, courtesy of Jolene Mechanic

 

Staci, 24th Birthday Portrait, 2007, ink, gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper, 7 x 4.5 inches, courtesy of Staci J. Thomas.jpg

Staci, 24th Birthday Portrait, 2007, ink, gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper, 7 x 4.5 inches, courtesy of Staci J. Thomas

 

Bulb, 2007, pencil on paper, 10 x 8 inches.jpg
Bulb, 2007, pencil on paper, 10 x 8 inches

 

Papillia at the Carmike Ten, 2006, pencil on back of Carmike Ten’s Theater Checklist, 4 x 5 inches

Papillia at the Carmike Ten, 2006, pencil on back of Carmike Ten’s Theater Checklist, 4 x 5 inches

 

Staci, 2006, pencil on paper, 7 x 4.5 inches, courtesy of Staci J. Thomas.jpg

Staci, 2006, pencil on paper, 7 x 4.5 inches, courtesy of Staci Thomas

 

Limette, la, 2005, colored pencil on photocopy of pencil on paper, 10 x 7 inches.jpg

Limette, la, 2005, colored pencil on photocopy of pencil on paper, 10 x 7 inches, courtesy of Ray Griffin and Thom Robinson

 

See the Way She Walks, 2005, pencil on paper, 13 x 9 inches.jpg
See the Way She Walks, 2005, pencil on paper, 13 x 9 inches, courtesy of Alli Good

 

Butterfly Cowboy Boots, 2005, pencil on paper, 13.5 x 9.5 inches.JPG

Butterfly Cowboy Boots, 2005, pencil on paper, 13.5 x 9.5 inches, courtesy of Rob Pulleyn

 

Papillia (in Red and White Striped Bikini), 2002, pencil on paper, 10 x 6 inches, courtesy of Andrew Prieto.jpg

Papillia (in Red and White Striped Bikini), 2002, pencil on paper, 10 x 6 inches, courtesy of Andrew Prieto

 

28 Responses to drawings

  1. hamed says:

    wow! fantastic artwork!!!! specially since i love chubby girls and most artists like to draw “barbie girls”. excellent work.

  2. Sadrud says:

    That girl that you draw is really pretty. What is her name? What of color pencils do you use my friend? I’ve been nervous about using oil paint and gouache for a long time, but your inspiration work is has impelled me to go an paint again. Please post more of your work it is amazing. Thank You.

    • taiyolapaix says:

      Dear Sadrud,

      Thank you for such kind words. The thought that i can be of some inspiration to other people, other artists, is wonderful. Papillia la Paix is the girl I paint and draw. Thank you for seeing her beauty–she’ll be happy to hear that. She grew up feeling unattractive, but I think her sweet personality brings out a breathtaking beauty in her. There’s a trick I do with my drawings. After I color them, I very carefully go over every line with a sharp, white pencil. The white blends and seals all the marks, and gives the drawing a nice, seamless look. You have to be careful between light and dark areas–carefully seal each side separately so that the colors don’t smear. The colored pencils I love to use are Caran d’Ache Pablo. I’ve used them for over 10 years, occasionally trying new brands, and I think they are the best pencils. The “lead” has a slightly pastel-like texture compared to the tacky, waxy textures of other good brands like Prismacolor, so that the color goes on nice and smooth, making them superior for blending and even some layering, and you can create areas of color that appear almost mark-free and seamless. I think they work best on smooth rather than textured paper. I order them from places like Amazon or Dickblick. Good luck! But please don’t be nervous or discouraged about making art. I think making art is a very forgiving experience, and it’s meant to be fun, and I think basically everything we make is wonderful. Thank you again, Sadrud, for your kindness. Take care. Taiyo

  3. lover says:

    wonderful and honestly adorable illustrations!

  4. Lara O'Leary says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

  5. Vanessa says:

    I first heard of you and Papillia la Paix in Tryon a week ago. I’ve thought of her every since…I feel like she brought a kind of balance [to me?]…she’s like those slight sunburns that makes one feel giddy, despite the warnings.

    • taiyolapaix says:

      Thank you so much, Vanessa. It means so much to learn that Papillia and my renditions of her move other people. If you’re in Tryon, I’ll have a couple of new paintings of her for the portrait show at the Upstairs Artspace that Margaret Curtis is curating–I’ll be there for the opening reception on SAT, Oct 8, 5-8pm. It would be a delight to meet you. Hope you’re doing well. taiyo

  6. angelwings says:

    I was reading the Aug issue of bold and came across your article,I absolutly love your work! I thought maybe i was alone or crazy for moving my own artwork toward an anime, manga field. Thank you for making feel like I am not alone persuing this type of artwork! (I am also 30ish and thought maybe this subject matter was “too young” for me, I am now going to continue down this road of anime pop art!) I will be sure to check out your work at the upstairs artspace, as I live in tryon!

  7. justin123 says:

    u r sireusly screwed up….. why do u draw those sex pictures?? wow get some help you can realy tell u want sex.

  8. Nina says:

    I am officially in love. I hope you’re not offended but I have a crush on Papillia, she’s so… hold on let me find a better word for beautiful. Exquisite, lovely, magnificent, radiant, ravishing, splendid. So many words fit! Your artwork brings out so many feelings through her. I was introduced to your art through a friend of mine who decided to write a paper about your art for her Art Appreciation class and I’m extremely glad she chose you.
    Keep up the awesome and make sure to tell Papillia that she is an amazing woman. I’m starting to love my body through hers. : )

    With much Love,
    A similarly thick bodied teenage girl.

    • taiyolapaix says:

      Thank you, Nina, for such a warm response to Papillia and my work. When i hear things like that, i consider my work done. I hope my kisses reach you through Papillia. btw if you’re in the Asheville area, I have a show opening this Fri: Opening Reception Fri 13th 7pm, Coop Asheville, 25 Carolina Lane, Asheville NC 28801(down the alley by wine bar on Walnut St), up till Aug 6. I hope you are having a beautiful summer. love, taiyo

  9. I am so impressed with your work. So freely drawn and freely given. Papillia portrays all I love in a woman, from appearance to perspective. If only there were so many more humans, male and female, like her.

    Thank you so much for your gift.

    • taiyolapaix says:

      dear richard, thank you so very much for your understanding and for your encouraging words. something tells me you must be a sweet, kind soul…i hope you are well and enjoying a beautiful summer. yours, taiyo

  10. e says:

    i love your drawings. thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  11. Jessica Lucas says:

    Beautiful work! You have done an excellent job of capturing your subject’s inner and outer beauty. What a lucky girl to have someone see that and capture it so well! I am officially a fan!

    • taiyolapaix says:

      thank you, jessica, for your lovely words, and for appreciating papillia’s beautiful soul. i reckon it takes one to recognize another…i hope you are having a beautiful day. taiyo

  12. Hello 🙂

    I saw your drawings yesterday (04/04), and i complete in love for your art…
    Its reminds me a nostalgic warmth, mainly because i saw some icons of my generation as portrayed nostalgically, thanks for that!

    And most importantly, Papillia remeber myself, in appearance and in some situations 🙂
    Please continue always drawing, is a gift for many people 😉

    Kisses for you :*

    P.S Sorry my bad english

  13. Aquino says:

    I’m amazed for your work. And, sorry to say it, but I think I’m in love for Papillia la Paix. But don’t worry, I’m satisfied for see her in your drawings.
    Best regards and thank you for your great work!

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