Wednesday, February 17, 2010

napkin of Z

Back in Brooklyn
over at Zartosht's, we talked about our current project
I drew
Z took a nap
we drank some wine
then he showed me this drawing that I did last year.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Post its from st. Elizabeth

Dave, Chris, Andre and I braved the cold and walked from Dave's apartment in the village to the St. Elisabeth Pub. I sketched the people around me as usual. Post it notes can absorb a few drops of beer, but not quite like water color paper so don't use too much, besides it's so tasty why would you want to waste it on your drawing- I recommend a darker beer and a brown ink brush pen like this one.
The couple was on their first date, I'm guessing. As one left for the bathroom and the other remained- they would inevitably look at their cellular telephone. Maybe it was giving them first date advice , I really don't know.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Drawing from the model

Life drawings from Uqam's wed. night life drawing session. I've had a hard time going back to my pencils after a solid summer of brush pens. Maybe I also enjoy the brush pen because it forces me to think harder about where that line is headed- since there is no eraser or "undo" button. I find that starting in a lighter grey tone and then following up with a darker tone is a good practice- most of the time this will only happen in the 5 min poses.- even then , not enough time for a lot of detail, so sometimes I just pick out the main point of the pose and emphasize that.

but what the heck do I know anyways-

Monday, February 01, 2010

Happy Winter Card

A winter greeting, a belated one , but one nonetheless.