Went to San Diego Comic-Con this past week and had a blast. Thursday night, after a first day of pushing and shoving our way through hordes screaming Twilight fans, fat people who had doubled their size with fat backpacks adorned with sharp swords and flags designed to skewer an eye, furries (apparently Johnny Depp was sneaking around in a squirrel suit), stormtroopers, and anime kids toting cardboard signs saying “FREE HUGS!”, we checked out a session of Drink and Draw at Hennessy’s Tavern in the Gas Lamp district.
A lot of folks showed up, leading to some confusion, but it eventually worked out — ended up sitting with Lily of Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego and having a beer or two with the guy who designed Bumblebee for the Transformers movie.
Here’s the couple of sketches I did of the model inbetween beers. I didn’t really feel like drawing (I felt more like gabbing and drinking), so they’re crap, but here they are anyway…
Checked out a drawing panel on Friday Saturday?) that had Terry Moore, Camilla D’Errico, and David Mack demonstrating their approaches to life drawing while Amanda Palmer posed for them. We bumped into Molly Crabapple, who did some amazing drawings (maybe she’ll put them up on a blog or something at some point) . . . I only did one sketch, simply because I’d never seen anyone pose with their mouth open before.
This was done in the hallway beforehand while waiting in line for the panel. (Picture a campground of people in Predator suits, people with 3 bookbags apiece, forests of poster tubes, and, well, cranky people. When Molly tried to wave to us, some girl called her a whore and barked at her to keep moving.)
Attended Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego Saturday night, with Molly presenting and the lovely Lady Borgia posing as Scarlett O’Herring from Molly and John Leavitt’s Scarlett Takes Manhattan.
REALLY drew some crap this time.
Last day of the Con, while everyone else finished up they’re shopping, I decided, while bored, to wander past the WACOM booth, which was supposed to have a drawing on the last day for a free WACOM tablet. Figured they might have the winner, if they had done the drawing yet, posted up on a sign or something.
No luck. So I kept walking, but stopped when I heard my name used in conversation.
“Umm, excuse me, what did you just say?”
“Who are you looking for?”
“Umm, I’m Aaron Bush.”
“No, really, I am, look at my badge.”
I won the tablet.
The odds were so astronomically high that I would walk by at the exact moment they said my name that I think I freaked them out a little bit. 🙂
Instead of going through all the trouble of mailing it later and all that, a nice fellow named Steve Smith decided to give it to me right then . . . I played with it a bit when I got back to Baltimore, then spent last night cleaning off the drawing desk so I could give it a serious go this weekend. Hopefully I’ll have some interesting stuff to post in a few days.
Anyways…drew this on the plane. It was going to be a Chinese dragon, but the pencil was so dull I gave up (I couldn’t find the sharpener for the life of me).
And last, this was doodled in a section meeting at work . . . the guy on the right was showing off safety equipment and telling us not to be the company’s 11th fatality.