taking a break from their crime spree:
I don’t want your strange cake from Brooklyn! November 14, 2009
YES! Finishing Week 2 all caught up!
The title of this post is a quote from Gabourey Sidibe and is taken from the AV Club’s interview with Lee Daniels and Gabby. I haven’t seen Precious (the last movie I saw in a theater was Up—now out on DVD!), but I keep coming across Gabby’s interviews and enjoying the hell out of them. Monique is in Precious as well, and I got the reference for her sketch from the same New York Times Magazine article, but she came out looking a little Fembot-ish. Doesn’t do the Robert Maxwell photo justice at all. I drew Jessica Valenti of Feministing from a higher-res picture and larger on the page, which is probably the way to go.
In fact, I have a big ol’ 11 in. × 14 in. pad I should probably have the gonads to use now that we’re halfway through DrawMo!
eric the model November 13, 2009
I sat in a different place than usual in my figure drawing class Wed. night. The model’s head was just peaking up over a rolled up futon. He had his arm cupping his head, but I just couldn’t quite “get” that down on paper. I was just recovering from a session of cancer radiation and was tired. So oh well.
angel gone bad November 12, 2009
I not sure where I thought I was going with this “angel”– it started off as a profile and went downhill from there. It finished up looking like some zombie angel. Gotta learn when to stop.
Catching up … once again November 14, 2008
I’m not even going to prendend I did these sketches one day at a time. Hehe. Went to a really inspiring lecture yesterday about Magazine Design, and listen to Art Directors from Real Simple, GQ, Esquire, Wired and W talk, and while they talked I drew them.
This is Niels Bøje Ziegler from Denmark who put together the program of the day, and Eva Spring from Real Simple.
And this is Anton Loukhnovets from Gentlemen’s Quarterly, who drank an enourmous amount of water (from a Vodka bottle) during his speach. I don’t know how he managed to get it all down. Must have been close to a liter in less than one hour. Impressive. (And so was his work.)
Here we have Scott Dadich from Wired. His speach was one of the best of the day I think. Made me want to go out and buy Wired.
This is David Cucurito from Esquire. I admit I probably added a few pounds to his actual weight.
He was the most energetic speaker yesterday, and moved around a lot.
And this is Nathalie Kirsheh from W. She was not moving at all.
Travelin’ November 19, 2007
I spent part of last week traveling, and discovered that an airline seat is actually a good place for drawing. A few impressions, in no particular order.
What I could see on the flight out.
A traveling companion. I meant to sketch him in different settings during my trip, but failed.
The warning panel over my seat.
A very chatty, very loud, very tall woman spent much of my flight talking to someone in first class. She actually did exist in three dimensions, despite what this drawing might suggest.
A wall near the Starbucks in Concourse C at Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
been busy as trying to set up an ebay shop, so while I’ve done my drawings I haven’t made time to post them (tsk tsk). They’re all on flickr, but I’ll just post a couple that I don’t hate here.