Drawing from life

This life drawing workshop was a cool way to spend a Monday evening. I got a lot of inspiration seeing the other artists work. Some of them were really good.

I did this page during the breaks and actually like it better than my drawings of the model. It’s more interesting¬†to draw people who are doing something, than a model who’s holding completely still.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008 in Blog, Sketchbook | 1 comment

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Ouarzazate

Sometimes I add sepia ink wash to my sketches afterward. I’m always nervous that I’ll ruin a perfectly good line drawing, but it’s amazing what a difference even a touch of color can make.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008 in Blog, Sketchbook | 6 comments

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Down the rabbit hole

One of my most hopeful daydreams as a kid was to discover a secret compartment in our house, perhaps in a wall or under the floorboards, containing a cache of old papers that would set me on the trail of a long-hidden secret. (Since the house was built in 1970 and we were the first occupants, this was about as likely as finding a dinosaur fossil in one of the metamorphic rocks in the woods around our house; but it took me a long time to give up on that search, too.)

A few months ago, my friend Barry Isaacson actually did find a cache of old papers hidden in a secret compartment in his house. The real-life horror story they revealed is enough to give any child, or parent, nightmares.

Here’s Barry’s story as he wrote it for the LA Weekly.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008 in Blog | 3 comments

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Union Square

Posted on Nov 10, 2008 in Blog, Sketchbook | 3 comments

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Really old journals

My college classmate Alex Epstein¬†tipped me off that someone has been posting Samuel Pepys’ diary, 343 years later to the day. So my old journals aren’t so old.

Posted on Nov 7, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

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