dr. sketchy in august

so, i had my second experience of Dr. Sketchy last night at Tatame Sake Lounge.  despite showing up an hour and a half early (misinformation from their website!), i got myself a great seat and wait till start time.  tonight’s subject was dressed in Arabian attire (i think) and adorned with tons of jewelry and decorations.  as like last time, it starts off with 30 second and 1 minute sketches, as shown below.

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then we moved on to some 2 minute sketches, which significantly helped calm the nerves!  oh yeah, i was using Copic sketch Special Black 110.

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next, we did some 5 minutes sketches, and i decided to try something new with the Copic multi-liner 0.03.  the attempt here was to get some seriously thin lines with one long stroke (no double-backing!).

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not sure if all Dr. Sketchy’s do this, but then we had a competition where we still sketch the girl, but we have to incorporate something weird from the audience.  tonight the random topic was snake.  the winner is chosen by the model and won a Avatar, the last airbender animation book.  pretty cool prize, alas, i was blown away by the other people.  quite a humbling experience.

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lastly, we ended the night with some 15 minutes sketches.  at this point, i started getting pretty frustrated my drawing weren’t unique enough.  it didn’t have enough style.  i felt like a lot of the other artists were incorporating their styles and not just drawing what they saw.  so, here are some finn styles!

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thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the sketches!

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San Diego Comic Con 2010

how remiss of me!  i attended San Diego Comic Con 2010 for the first time ever this year!  i thought i was prepared pretty well for it all, and even printed out my own schedule of events but alas, nothing could prepare for ALL of it!  suffice to say, i had a blast meeting some of my favorite artists, such as Dustin Nguyen, Francis Manapul, Terry Dodson, J. Scott Campbell, and Humberto Ramos.  i’m also very happy to report they were all the nicest people, sharing tips and sketches with me!  below are some pics, enjoy!

also, sat in some of the panels, including the tv show Community panel.  got the change to meet the lead character, played by Joel McHale!

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dr. sketchy in july

so, i went to this sketching event last night called Dr. Sketchy.  once a month, at this sake/tea lounge, they have a model come, dressed in sometimes wacky, but always interesting outfits.  they start off with 1 minute poses, then 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and finally 15 minutes.  so for two hours, this sake lounge is packed with artists just sketching what they see.  (there were some photographers too.)  i gotta say, it was a lot of fun and that two hours just flew by!  i’ll try to make it every month and take a real picture so you can compare my sketches to the real model.  for this month though, you’ll just to have to believe me my sketches are dead on!

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artwork in-work

just watched Adventureland last night and got in the mood to try and draw something that was melancholy, romantic, intimate, and personal.  hmm, i guess i just described a lot of artwork out there!  still in work but here’s what i got so far.  something to not that’s different is i used different inking instruments, one was a brush that allowed for more “emotion” and the other was a 0.1mm for sharp lines.

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megacon 2010 sketches!

here’s a bunch of sketches i did while at MegaCon this year.  not saying any of them are any good, but they were fun, especially when people were watching.  heck, sometimes the only way i got people to stop at the booth is by drawing them and making them stop!

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wallpapers now available!

whew, it took quite some time but there’s now 8 wallpapers now available!  just click Wallpaper on the top menu bar and you’ll find all kinds of sizes, including iphone and android sizes.  yup, i’m pretty proud of myself.  😉

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