Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Illustration Friday - "Holiday"

Click here to play. (may take a minute to download) Just a Holiday Greeting Card I sent out over the weekend. It's an 18 second animated short completed in Image Ready. Had a bit of a compression issues but my good friend Justin was kind enough to allow me to temporarily upload this onto his website. "What a pal".

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"Bean-town" - part 4 (final)

(top) This was the most festive door we saw walking through Beacon Hill. (middle) Trying to figure out if the next trolly would take us to the Museum of Fine Arts, but trying to stay warm at the same time. (bottom) Entrance to the "Temple Walk", built in 1977. Can't believe those gas lamps stay on 24/7.

Well, that conludes my Boston, MA. trip during Thanksgiving. Until next time...when it's more than 30 degrees.

Friday, December 09, 2005

"Bean-town" - part 3

Only two sketches this time, been working on several other holiday projects for work. (top) This was in Quincy Market just before all the stores opened up. (bottom) By the Ferry building and "Nantucket" boat.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Illustration Friday - "blue"

Found a few older sketch books while cleaning up the apartment. Came across these doodles that were done in Lourdes, France. I met so many people from so many countries (Ireland, Spain, & Italy). The language barrier was such a problem. To compensate, a lot of hand gestures were used...from giving directions to just casual converstation. Majority of the time I just said, "Mi familia Americano" and "Merci". (top) This was done after lunch in the St. Michael's cafeteria. (left, bottom) These were done after dinner in the courtyard in front of the church.

This dog was sketched after breakfast. Rain started pouring like crazy, so no time to finish up the body.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Snoqualmie Falls in Washington.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Mos Def

Taking a brief break from the architecture and environments, I pretty much drew a mess of heads/faces all weekend. Here's one sketch I continued to persue late Saturday night.

My close friend Ari, has been working on celebrity caricatures on the side for the last month or so. Working with other Sacramento artist, the aim is to get these printed and sold with all the proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief. One celebrity name that caught my attention was Mos Def. He's better known for his music and as the host of the Def Jam Poetry on HBO, but you've probably seen him on the big screen, on titles like "The Italian Job", "Monster's Ball" and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". I sketched this based on Mos Def's previous albumn.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Illustration Friday - "small"

It's was a reach for this weeks IF deadline, but just sketched this last night while waiting for some "take-out". Such a small tank for such large goldfishes. "Poor fishy's"

Friday, December 02, 2005

I've told myself numerous times that I would love to sketch the St. Rafael church. It has such a great location with the hills decending into the background, just before you see Mt. Tamilpais.

Woke up Saturday morning and walked into downtown San Rafael, pulled out my travel stool, and warmed up with an ink sketch of just the tower. The pigeons really cooperated and didn't move so much....well, just until the church bell rang. They would fly away, circle the tower and go back to thier exact positions....wierd?

Finished off with a watercolor sketch just before lunch time.

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