Monday, August 28, 2006

Oakland Museum

My friends Anna and Marie recently informed me of a Disney Exhibit (Behind the Magic - 50 Years of Disneyland) held at the Oakland Museum. It was a nice informative exhibit, with tons of enlarged photos, concept art and early video footage of Walt...but there were so many people...there was not enough room to sketch. I think we spent a good 2 hours in here.

There are several other good exhibits like the "San Francisco Earthquake" and "Walk across California". This particular sketch was from the "Gallery of California Art". With 20 minutes until closing, I was not satisfied with results. So I totally re-sketched it at a coffee shop later that night.


Julia Bracken Wendth
Titled: "Doris"
1909 - Cast Bronze

13 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Lovely sketch!!

Ray Villalba said...

Way to go Gerald. This is a cool sketch!

Martin Hsu said...

hi gerald! thank you very much for your kind words! I really appreciate them! I really dig your sketchbook as well. I like how you use the grey and black to block out shapes. Keep up the good work! Btw, I have an art show this saturday in Chinatown SF, let me know if you'd like to come! thanks!

martin

cdeboda said...

Thanks for still checkin' in from time to time. Your sketchbook is looking great! Wished i couldve check out those exhibits too.

mauricio salmon said...

beautiful sketch man, i'm digging all your life drawings.

Joel Reynolds said...

Hey Man

Thanks for the comments. Dude, I've been looking at your stuff for a while now (I want to say at least a year). It's too good. I used to sketch a lot, so it's amazing to see someone like you who just makes it part of his daily life. I have a few sketches on my blog - the titles are "Honeymoon sketches". It would be cool if you checked them out some time. Your watercolour technique is amazing, too. Too good, man. Take care.

Alexei Martins said...

Awesome sketch!!!!

Alisa said...

I really love your watercolor sketches! Great blog! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Goobeetsablog said...

beautiful.

the disney exhibit sounds like a good one too.

-brian

Hans said...

Very cool blog! A lot of awesome sketches and interesting art. I really enjoyed your photo blog as well. Nice compositions and good story telling images.

I'll be back!:)

Hans

Scott Warren said...

That's a really nice sketch, and impressive use of watercolor.

Calvin Tsang said...

Just fell in love with your sketches.

suzanne said...

Gerald, this is really nice. I'm having to do a similar watercolor/sketch of a statue for one of my clients. I'm a little nervous. Can you offer any advice?

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