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Meeting doodles, Windup Space doodles, & Dr. Sketchy’s

Couple random doodles done during various section & unit meetings.

That one kind of reminds me of a fellow I knew back in high school and what he might look like in another decade or two. Maybe. If he’s eating right or something. I don’t know.

This lady was a sign language interpreter at a recent section meeting—it actually looks nothing like her. Three minutes into the drawing someone as tall as a tree sat in front of me. I pretty much had to make up (badly) 75% of the drawing.

One of the speakers at said section meeting. He had a Scottish accent and was a lot more lively than this serene pose indicates.

Last week while dropping off Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore flyers at the Windup Space, I decided to stick around and see the show being set up. Unfortunately, the show was 2 hours away and my phone was dead, so I ended up doodling Russell behind the bar.

The sketch is horrible, but I like the look of it—I might try it again tomorrow night while folks are drawing Paco.

Lastly, an unfinished doodle I did after the Russell doodle—it was cut off by the start of the show.

By the way, if you want to get some cheap life drawing in, and you’re around Baltimore, the next Dr. Sketchy’s is tomorrow night, at the Windup Space with Paco Fish. Doors at 6, start at 7! Whatever you got going on, this is better. Probably. I mean, if it’s your birthday and everyone’s giving you presents, fine. Otherwise, this is better.

(photo of Paco Fish courtesy of Twilight Images by Melody Smith, www.twilightimages.net)

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Ain’t dead, and a blog you should check out.

I’m not dead (or if I am, no one has informed me that I am)……I’m having scanner issues, but I’ll be getting one for Christmas probably, so that should be resolved soon.

Until then, check out this blog Urban Sketchers, which is a blog of various folks sketches done in urban environments.  Some really amazing stuff.  (I found it through LinesandColors, which as always, is an amazing site in of itself.)

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Shadows and faces.

Drew this on Monday sitting at the Blarneystone while talking to various folks….the night was fairly quiet with the exception of the arrival of some girl who started passing out green shriner hats and somehow managed to convince all the men in the bar to wear them.

I wasn’t there for that bit….I had left to visit a bouncer at Max’s for a minute with Goldberg and came back to discover the sedate all-boy-fest-of-pool-players-and-bowling-game-players metamorphosised into a drunk, green-fez wearing riot.

In any case, I doodled an old man while fezzing.

pencil sketch of old man

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Random doodling.

doodle with a white pencil

Some obvious anatomy problems around the waist.  My anatomy just isn’t good enough yet without a model or a muscle chart nearby.

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Crappety crap crap.

Well, the studio is setup and I finally started painting.

It’ll be fine, but it’s definitely disheartening. It’s the same damn thing it was with pencil…it took a few weeks for the skills to come back. I’m basically having to relearn how to manipulate the paint…..

Oh well, here’s the first sketch I did to test the paints…….the drawing underneath isn’t that great, which is probably part of the reason I don’t like it. That, and I got impatient and tried to do several layers at once, instead of doing a new layer every two days until the color builds up (which is why I used to work on several paintings at once).

There’s a glare from the flash, but I’m not even going to bother to get a better picture since the whole point of this was to test the paints and “christen” the studio.

first painting

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