Monday, October 17, 2005

Illustration Friday - "COLD"

My very first entry for Illustration Friday. Looking forward to participating more often.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Thumbing through my sketch book, this one looked so incomplete. So I went back in, tweaked the sculpture a bit and added a blue sky (this was from a previous sketchcrawl).

Monday, October 10, 2005

Just a fantastic weekend...our company gave us some extra tickets to see Tiger Woods play at the AMEX world championship in Harding Park, San Francisco on Saturday. The only catch was to make it to the park by 7am, not to bring any backpacks, cameras, or cell phones - Darn! I was really looking forward to taking some photos or doing a couple sketches.

On our way to the 17th hole, the unthinkable happened...spectators suddenly screamed, "Watch Out!". Before I knew it, the crowd split like the "Red Sea", a golf ball was in the air and it had my name written all over it...I literally had to jump in the air and did the splits like some kung-fu flick. I have no idea who's ball that was, but it ended up 2 inches from a light post. Oh well...

I didn't realize how much walking was involved in golf, even as a spectator? So we watched a couple more holes and headed to Filmore for some tea. We heard the F-18's rumbling in the sky and remembered that it was Fleet Week. So we headed up to the park on Stiener to watch the "Blue Angel's" perform. Without an SLR camera, there was no choice but to keep my digi-cam in the bag and just enjoy the show. Check out this great header from Enrico.

We grabbed a small dinner at Japan Town and ended the night at the Canvas Gallery for some sketching. Just the way I wanted to the end the day.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Here's a sketch I did after attending the E-ville/Pixar show at the Super 7 store last weekend. Finally threw some colors over it using Photoshop late last night. I wanted to show the progression, but towards the end, had difficulty coloring his seems a bit bold and out of place compared to the rest of the color scheme.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Benicia, Ca. - Woke up Sunday morning to reserve a picnic area for the birthday of my girlfriend's 6 year old nephew. I think it was 7:30am when I taped up the "reservation" signs and the only other people in site were a couple of joggers. I did have my running shoes on...but it was either running laps for an hour or sketching.

By the looks of it, the good ol' sketchbook has once again triumphed over the jogging shoes. So why not warm up with a couple sketches of trees...there were plenty to choose from. Here's the warm up drawing experimenting with a new Pigma Brush Pen. Later dropped in a gray background in Photoshop.

Here's the second attempt, but this time with some acrylic paints. Not too happy how this one turned out, so I moved on to some watercolors.
Here's the final attemp of the day...I began detailing the 2 trees on the left, but that's pretty much where it stopped because the party supplies arrived and it was time to set up.

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