Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Korean Noodles

Grabbed some noodles with black bean sauce in Korea Town. Actually I don't know what it is but
thats my guess is. Haha. I know its just DAMN good and worth the drive. I usually do quick sketches here while waiting for the food. They had the usual generic paper mats like in so many eateries but today the restaurants got some new fancy paper mats with texture on them. Good teeth but hard to get details. Reminds me the paper textures in photoshop and painter.
The best paper mats I remember are from a place called Bill and Nada's Cafe. It had the proprietors Bill and Nada in the Center and all the U.S president from Washington to Clinton before the place went under a wrecking ball. I miss that place.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday Gestures

It's a gesture smörgåsbord! Bon appetite!
Models include Peggy, Jason and of course Tucker.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Norton Simon Museum

Drew this guy having a serious
conversation with an elderly companion.He's one of those hip aging dads of my generation. All he needed was a scooter.
It's always an exhilarating challenge to capture the moment in real time. The subject is always changing his or her expression and body language. Oh what to choose! It's like that scene in Amadeus where Mozart wishes he had two heads because all the wigs are pretty. Well I'm no Mozart but the joy of choosing among so many beautiful objects is always rekindled whenever I start sketching a scene thats thats unfolding right in front of me. Sketching people that know that they are being watched is the worst because they become self conscious and who can blame them. A person will strike three poses in a "normal" conversation. Leaning in, out or neutral. My subject came back to this head on the hand pose often so I gambled on it. I went for the face and the anguished brows and threw in his hands. I should have pushed the body angle ... I got his body during a neutral pose. So active head and neutral body. That'll be an easy fix in photoshop.hehe As I was drawing this guy I'm thinking what's his story. Judging by his body language my guesstimation is that his problems are so heavy he needs his hand and arm to prop his troubles up that and to display his grief and stress to his friend.
Well before I could get to his friend she stood up and left. Then this became a completely
different story. Oh I wish I had TWO heads!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Coffee Break

My scanners been on the brink all my scans are blech....
Now technology is criticizing my work!

Thursday, March 08, 2007



What do you do when the model doesn't show up. Draw each other. Here are some of me mates.



Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thursday Gestures

Another School Night.

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Animation Show

Finally got to check Joanna Quinns exquisite "Dreams and Desires" . Just Wow.
Her Lucien Freud bulked fiqures quiver with life and personality. Oh I just love her
caricatures! Every frame is just felt. You might know her work in the states by
the Charmins commercials with a lovable bear squeezing toilet paper. Just charming. She
can sell anything with her animation chops. There 's a link with a interview on the
animation shows website
check it out!

Thursday Gestures

Recovering from virus thats going around. We waited for the model to show up.
It's pretty annoying when the model doesn't keep their time.
Aarghhh at least I caught
the Animation Show. If it comes to your local theater catch it.