Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Public display of aggression

Last Saturday was international pillow fight day!
The plan was to sketch these folks in action, but on the way there, I was delayed by an enormous waterslide.
Fortunately, there was still plenty happening when I arrived.

Everybody had a great time and I'm happy to report that there weren't any casualties.

...well, except for the pillows.

After the feathery riot was over, our group walked to a smoothie place at the base of Angel's Flight. Here's the view from a comfortable shaded chair.

So about the slide. It was a commercial shoot for Dodge that involved well-dressed actors and an inflatable gorilla. I can't believe I'm saying it but I really want to see this commercial now.
Stumbling upon the waterslide was pretty surreal and I was really split with indecision.
'Do I stay and watch people slide down 4th street or do I travel on and watch an enormous pillow fight?'
Fortunately, I was able to choose both!

I wasn't kidding about the gorilla. This is the luckiest guy in the world.

And I noticed that people are really cool when you tell them you're Peter Parker from the Daily Bugle.

What am I going to do next weekend to top THIS?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday warmup

Just a quickie concept.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


There's been a lot going on lately, so I'll just dive right into it:

I went to Sierra Madre on Saturday to visit "Beantown". Had breakfast there and had a relaxing morning. There's live music in the evenings, so I'll definitely be going back! Like my other cafe sketches, I'll be doing the tone work in Photoshop.

"Blues Guitarist" was the theme at Drawing Club last Thursday. The model was great and I was privileged to hear Led Zeppelin (mostly) non-stop. Some might call this torture, but only because I was singing along. These are my better sketches:

And finally, the last page of my "Summer 2007" sketchbook. It's filled up ALREADY! I figured a sunset would be appropriate.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday warmup

So followin' good advice, I relaxed a bit this weekend and finished watchin' Firefly.
Quite an entertainin' series and I'm a mite 'plexed as ta why they'd pull the old plug. I'm supposin' the show had a way 'a getting into a person's mindset.

Maybe more than a just a little.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


... and march quickly. February is spent.
I've been super busy lately with B-Movie Starlets, life drawing and extra classes. Here's a quick sampler of activity:

A lunchtime cafe sketch from two weeks ago. This is another visit to Romancing the Bean in downtown Burbank.

This is Java Joe's in Santa Barbara. The weather was gloomy, but there were people everywhere. ESPECIALLY in the coffee shops.

Tonal values pending on these. I want to give them a monochromatic Photoshop treatment.

Wednesday night life drawing at the Lynn Studio.
Eight bucks will get you three hours, coffee, and a very stiff drawing horse.
Mental note: Bring a cushion next time.

Cheers to another productive month!