Friday, June 22, 2012

22 Sketches of Artomatic

Zofie Lang sketch Beth Farnstrom sketch Matt MacIntire sketch
So, Artomatic has a tradition of anonymous (or semi-anonymous) individuals who leave gifts, poems or kind comments to participants;  the Benefactor, Brash, the Collector 2.0...

So, with that in mind, I thought that instead of making a regular "Top Ten" list or "Best of AOM" list, I'd try and make a sketch for my favorite displays of this year's show.  I didn't quite finish as many as I wanted, but I did get about 22 sketches done and distributed back to the artists who inspired them. The're not all stellar sketches, but I tried to do them quick, so lay off man.

No name, no email, no signature or website on it.  Just a small small (2" x 3 1/4" specifically) gesture to let them know they are among my favorites of this year.
Stephanie Booth sketch Sean Hennessy sketch  Robert W Kincheloe sketchRania Hassan sketch Peter Gordon sketch
Though it wouldn't take much to figure out I did them... (golly look, a blog post about it!)

Here's how they look as I put the sketches up in the artists' spaces.
 Artomatic sketchesMatt MacIntire
David D'OrioRania Hassan

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Artomatic Sketchcrawl

artomatic sketchcrawl

Since there are quite a few DC Urban Sketchers/Sketchcrawlers participating in Artomatic this time around, I thought it might be a good idea to have a tour & sketchcrawl to highlight our work, and the rest of the show.  (I stuck to sketching non-sketchcrawler sculptures, as it was a little easier to do than sketching our 2D stuff.)

P.S. The show is over on June 23rd,  so if you are in town come check it out.
1851 S Bell St. Arlington, VA 22202. 
Giant Japanese Monster, Bad! artomatic sketchcrawl

Matt MacIntire artomatic sketchcrawl

artomatic sketchcrawl vacuum cleaner

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nicolette Le Faye

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 20 min

I attended the 4 year anniversary session of Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore branch, with Nicolette Le Faye performing and posing for the crowd. I'm slowly becoming accustomed to finishing a drawing in 20 minutes. Though I'd rather have 60...

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 20 minDr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 10 minDr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye Blind Contour 5 min

Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore with Nicolette Le Faye 5 min

The Dusk of H Street

Smith Commons Gaia mural sketch

Smith Commons on H St commission the street artist Gaia to make this stunning mural on the side of their restaurant. Pretty awesome. Had to draw it.

And this got some other murals on my mind, so I am going to try and sketch a few more of them before I leave town for the summer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Arlington TV

I talked to some very nice Arlington TV people about being in Artomatic and they used a few of my words in their video.

(I gab around the 3:30 minute mark)