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It Figures

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First time at Chicken Johns was a pleasant surprise. What a pretty space, but way too crowded… it’d be somewhat of a deterrent for next time. A nice twist to figure drawing, though. It’s been a while since I’ve sketched live people. Definitely good practice. This burlesque dancer was gorgeous. I worked in ink, gauche, […]

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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

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Yesterday I came across an amazing collection of illustrations compiled by Chris Van Allsburg. Or so I thought. There are basically 14 enigmatic illustrations, each with a title and caption. As the story goes, they were introduced a children’s book publisher 30 years ago by a mysterious man Harris Burdick. This guy disappeared, but left the […]

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The Frank Show

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I’m hanging out at the children’s section. It’s usually stuffed away in the back, no air circulation. Kids are whining or chasing each other all over. And all I’m trying to do is get my geek on, so I have a basic strategy for getting the most out of a bookstore visit.  Since I am […]

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Coraline

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In the quest for the secret recipe to “What makes a good story?” …I’ve been trying to read more Y.A. fiction, in hopes of gaining some good insights. The most interesting book recently has been Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. This story is dark. And I loved the darkness. I loved the fantastic imagery. I liked […]

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Ink Blots and Scribbles

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July and I worked on some exercises from Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists which she brought w/her from Virginia. The exercises are good for stretching our comfort zones. During our 2nd session, we chose from the “Inspired by Imagination” section featuring scribbles, and paint blots. Although I dont feel like I truly stretched myself […]

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Sketchy Sunday

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  It’s Sunday morning. I’m barely awake. Sungyeon meets me at the Berkeley Marina to sketch playground activity. I discovered the combination of brown and black ink.   There was a super cool zip line trolley that all the kids are in line to play with. It took 2 sketches to get one that turned […]

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Wiped out

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While randomly surfing, I realized that Precita Eyes is holding a new workshop to paint over this mural. I worked on it with a bunch of other artists back in 2008 thru Precita Eyes.   This image is not very recent, because there was graffiti all over it last time I drove by. I suppose that […]