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Catching up … once again November 14, 2008

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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.


Wendy November 6, 2008

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I had dinner at my mom’s house yesterday with my brother, my sister-in-law, and their baby, as well as Wendy, who lived upstairs from us and babysat for me when I was a wee tot. She was very into the baby and could not fathom why I am not interested in holding it.


art critics April 23, 2008

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art critics

My craft project for the day was making this abstract expressionist masterpiece to illustrate a feature about two art critics: Clash of the Titans.

The "drawing" is just two particularly sloppy tracings. I composited my two reference pics in Photoshop and printed them out on cheap copier paper, then used the poor woman’s lightbox (i.e., my office window) to trace the guys onto the back with a supersize Sharpie. On the first try, the guy on the right came out well but the one on the left was a bit too cubist, because it was a low-contrast photo and I had trouble following the contours. So I printed it out again, used a writing pen on the right side to trace the fainter outlines, and then repeated my tracing with the fat Sharpie from the wrong side. The second time, only the guy on the left was any good. So I mashed them together in Photoshop and then layered on the crap for the background. I’m heavily indebted to bittbox for these splatter brushes.

My office still reeks of Sharpie, four hours later.


Jacqui 1/17/08 – My niece January 18, 2008

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Drawn from a photograph

oh johnny! January 6, 2008

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I haven’t painted for a while, but I happened to see a photo of Johnny Depp on the internet last night and next thing I knew I was drawing it on a canvas and then painting it. I paint really fast, as in I did this in about an hour and a half. I don’t know if it looks exactly like him, but I think I caught his essence. I am still drawing every day. Will try to submit more in the coming weeks. Thanks.


Another great-nephew December 12, 2007

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My friends Sheila and Alek like this one:



Is it really the last day? November 30, 2007

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Thanks to India for inviting me to take part. Thanks to all of you for presenting such great work.

This is the youngest member of my family (at the moment), my niece’s younger son:



Olivia November 29, 2007

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I went to a meeting at where I used to work today and since it was boring I drew three of the people at the meeting. This was my favorite…an old co-worker Olivia. I always got along really well with Olivia when I worked there. We used to go out to lunch together. She was a little spark-plug. She didn’t like the drawing however, but everyone else did. LOL!


She wants to be an artist

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Another attempt at drawing Rosa while she was drawing her mom. “Please, please, pleeeeease can we draw with your markers?” Rosa asked today. She only loves me for my Stabilo mini-pens.


Moving targets November 28, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 28 — India @ 3:13 pm
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Rachel checking e-mail

The above was my second attempt to draw my lovely friend Rachel, whom I’m visiting in Ireland this week. The first time, I had just outlined her hair when she got up to go do something. So I switched to drawing her daughter, Rosa, who also got up and moved as soon as I’d sketched as far as her eyebrows. Then Rachel sat back down, but with her head in a different position. So I finished that drawing, but it wasn’t very flattering or accurate. Later, when she opened her laptop to check e-mail, however, she did sit still long enough for me to get a decent sketch.

Below is the drawing of Rosa that I started while she was watching TV from a chair near the window. Then she got up and moved to a pillow on the floor, so I went back to my previous project of drawing her mom. Later, however, Rosa sat at the table with me and started drawing Rachel, too. So I finished my drawing of Rachel and resumed my drawing of Rosa, although she was sitting right next to me and in a totally different position.


All these people, moving all the time!