As far as pop culture figures who make good mural subject, DC has a pretty good knack for picking them. Marilyn Monroe, Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, and Frederick Douglas among others. Well, earlier this season the Dacha Beer Garden opened up with a pretty spectacular mural of Elizabeth Taylor keeping watch over their beer drinkers down below.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Part of me just wants to say "presented with no commentary" and leave it at that, but I don't want this to be mistaken for some kind of libertarian protest or a complaint about park rangers like we've seen in the last week. I only felt as though it would be interesting to go check out the Mall and see how it looked when "barricaded". Now, if instead you want take this as a criticism of politicians not doing their job, go crazy. Especially those that instigated the shutdown then shamelessly postured in front of cameras to complain about it's results. Not that I feel like sketching those nincompoops.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Crafty Bastards was just a couple of weeks ago. It's similar to SPX, as it's the kind of fair you walk into just thinking you're just going to browse, then walk out realizing you spent every bit of cash you had on you. I swear I really didn't think I'd actually spend every dime on me, I thought I was just going to sketch...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Inspired by Joel's sketches from last year, I checked out this year's H Street Festival. Food, weird cars, rollergirls, art and lots of people. Sadly I missed an opportunity to try a faux-cronut, but otherwise a lot of fun.
I'm starting to enjoy putting sketches together in strip form. It's taking me a little longer to put together and sketch, but I'm diggin' it.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
So Baltimore Comic-Con was fun, but the real action came a week later in DC with the Small Press Expo. If you are into comics, or just art in general this was the place to find every indie or underground comic creator you wish you've heard of. This expo is one of my favorite times of the year, made apparent by how I spent way too much money on art and comics. So as with Baltimore, I thought I would put a page of SPX sketches together in a way that seemed appropriate.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I've been living in DC for some time now, but only in recent years have I started braving the Baltimore Comic Con. Unlike a lot of pop culture conventions, Baltimore is straight up about Comic. Books. A lot of comic vendors, spandex, writers, artists & illustrators, spandex, kids, toy, t shirts, did I mention spandex? A whole lot of fun. So I thought attempting a bunch of sketches on a single page might be appropriate considering the subject.