Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mr. Tribastone of Mars

I felt inspired for this year's white elephant gift/holiday party, and framed this as my contribution...
2011 white elephant gift

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Figure Drawing

Some drawing from a figure drawing session at the Arts Institute of Washington in Rosslyn, VA.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Albert Einstein Memorial

Albert Einstein Memorial
After I sketched Martin and saw how much attention he was getting, I thought I would give a little love to Albert too.

Monday, October 3, 2011

MLK Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
I may not be the first person to sketch the just-dedicated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, but I was happy to go finally see it, see the very moved crowds, and get a chance to sketch it myself.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Congressional Cemetery [September Sketchcrawl]

Congressional Cemetery Statue; Marie Estelle Kretchmar
A bunch of us were itching for another sketchcrawl, so we gathered up at Congressional Cemetery (near the Stadium Armory Station) this past weekend. We started by getting an extremely interesting tour of the grounds from former chairman of the board of the Cemetery Preservation Association & sketcher himself, Patrick Crowley. We had a great overview of the grounds, peaked into a vault or two and learned quite a bit about the cemetery and DC history. Add to that, there was an over abundance of subject matter to tackle.

After our tour I began the sketch below, and managed to halfway finish it before being interrupted by the rain. Now some of the other sketchers braved the rain better than I and made some beautiful work, but not I. So I took a break and walked around a bit, searching for a beautiful little statue Patrick pointed out on our tour. "Marie Estelle Krachmar" caught my eye with her broken legs, eroded surface (marble is vulnerable to acid rain) and the fact that everyday someone puts a coin in her lap. So I began sketching her when a there came a lull in the rain. That lull was short though, and ultimately I had to finish the sketch at home, but the group has talked about coming back on a sunnier day that may be more conducive to sketching outdoors. I'm looking forward to it.
Congressional Cemetery Wm. Lambell Vault

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SPX Haul, 2011

SPX Haul '11
Mesomorph & Instances by Tom Galambos
Ganges #4 by Kevin Huizenga
Uptight #3 & #4 by Jordan Crane
Ben Died of a Train by Box Brown
The Gremlin Movie Incident by Cara Bean
Big Questions poster & cards by Anders Nilsen
Any Empire by Nate Powell
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Wandering Son by Shimura Takako
I Will Bite You, Tantrum, & Early by Joseph Lambert
Optic Nerve #12 by Adrian Tomine
Super Baby Jesus #2 & #3, and Helium vs. Hydrogen #2 by Adam Aylard
Gaylord Phoenix by Edie Fake
Show Off by Mark Burrier
Little Garden by Darryl Ayo

NYSSSA 2011 Figure Studies

Nude Figure NYSSSA 2011
Squeezed in a figure drawing or two over the summer. I had another I liked, but sadly I forgot it in classroom when I left for home.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sâuçá Restaurant

Sauca Restaurant
The brilliant Sâuçá fleet of food trucks recently opened a brick and mortar restaurant just around the corner from my apartment. And not only is it as delicious as the trucks, with an even bigger menu, but I can now mosey my way over there anytime I like. They took over a fantastic building that has a great retro design to it, with a beautiful overhang that covers the patio, making it a fun subject to draw.

P.S. Get the Fish Taco or Butter chicken with a side of Yucca fries. And ask for a few of their many tasty sauces to dip it all in.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

District Taco

District Taco
Finally got to sketching the District Taco food truck in Arlington. The main reason I even head over to the Courthouse farmer's market on Saturdays is so I have an excuse to grab a breakfast taco from them. Orale!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Get Well Soon Leslie!

For my cousin Leslie
A cupcake for Leslie (my cousin's daughter) who has been sick and stuck in the hospital for a while now.
Get well soon!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Brutal Noodle

Brutal Noodle Trading Card
I made a trading card for my favorite DC Rollergirl. #689, Brutal Noodle of Scare Force 1!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sketchcrawl #30- The Library of Congress

Lamp Statue @ Library of Congress (Sketch Crawl 30)
We were at the LoC for our latest Sketchcrawl and while I didn't get to see or sketch the hawk in the reading room, there was an overabundance of decorative architecture, displays and statuary to sketch.
Gutenberg Bible @ Library of Congress (Sketch Crawl 30)
Ceiling corner @ Library of Congress (Sketch Crawl 30)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Skatchcrawl #29- The National Cathedral/Dupont Circle

National Cathedral
This is coming quite late. Last SketchCrawl back in October we had a great group that started out at the National Cathedral and trekked our way to Dupont circle. I wasn't terribly thrilled with any of my sketches that day so I never posted any of my results. There might be one or two quick sketches I will put up eventually, but all in all I didn't think I produced much to speak of. The same can't be said of the rest of the group, and our visiitor from Orlando, the extremely talented Mr. Thorspecken (Thor) all of whom produced some great work.

I decided to at least go back and try and finish at least one sketch from the day to share, so this is what you see. Besides this and a couple quicker sketches of the Cathedral, the only other sketch that came out halfway decent was of one of the statues on the fountain at Dupont circle. Something I've sketched once or twice before.

DC Sketchcrawl 29 Dupont