Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Instagram feed. People who were dressed up were enjoying themselves: resting, eating, chatting and some of them started jump-roping. I like how every year the costumes get more innovative (and obscure, as my pop-culture knowledge fades away).
Monday, April 21, 2014
(I drew a lot more at WonderCon - more sketches to be posted soon!)
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
This is what sketching a punk rock concert in the dark looks like - thanks to the comp tickets from art model/guitarist Suzanne, I saw and sketched her band Idyllwild playing at Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, with Booleep sketching with me. I attempted to capture their energy while they were playing with go-go dancer in the foreground.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
This past Sunday was CicLAvia, when Wilshire Blvd. between downtown Los Angeles and Museum Row were closed to cars and open to everybody else. I took a few minutes to sketch before meeting up with friends at the eastern edge of the route, near One Wilshire. Tall buildings were casting very large shadows with harsh contrast from the brightly-lit day, so my photos did not come out well, and I struggled to paint this sketch afterwards. I hope some of the spirit of the event - looking ahead to enjoy the open road on bicycles - came through in this sketch.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Here are some quick sketches of springtime in bloom. Above two scenes were sketched at Descanso Gardens. Bottom three are local flowers in bloom: a variety of rose called Modern Amorette at Descanso Gardens, sage flowers from farmer's market, and tababuia blossoms at a park.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The sun is starting to set later, which means there is more time for outdoor sketching! The sketch on the bottom left is made with combination of white gel pen with black ink on top of watercolor to get the high contrast of bright early evening sky and dark shadows below.