Monday, July 23, 2007

Post-It™ People

Last week I was out with some of my co-workers and we ended the evening at the bar Home Sweet Home. Magically there was a pad of Post-It™ notes so I started doing some quick drawings of some of the people in the bar.


Friday, July 20, 2007

Elvis Costello

I've know of Elvis Costello for many years now, his carrier has spand my entire life (1977 to Present), but aside from a few songs that are a part of my general conciousness, I've never really listened to his music. As a result I've recently decided to spend some time and learn a bit more about him and listen to some of his music. At this point I'm going to be working in chronological order and I just picked up "My Aim is True" last week my lunch break.

Aside from myself I don't really make too many detailed drawings of people's faces. I think I'm a bit too self concious about my drawing skills to actually sit down with someone I know and draw their face. Maybe when figure drawing starts up again in the fall I'll spend some time working on faces rather than the whole figure.

If you're not too familiar with his music check out a live performance that I've posted After the jump.

This live performance of Radio Radio appeared on Saturday Night Live on December 17th 1977. There is a pretty interesting story surrounding why they change songs at the begingin of the performance.


Monday, July 16, 2007

More Napkin Bike Doodles

Travis and I were talking about bikes at the bar tonight and I made some napkin drawings to illustrate a few ideas. It was nice to hang out and have a drink after working a full day both days of the weekend.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Travis and I were talking about the different codes that are used when scoring a baseball game and I was noting the more obscure ones. Then I just started to doodle a bit. We were at the Boat so I suppose the nautical theme was appropriate.


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Inside A Bar

Just a sketch of the inside of a bar we visited tonight. It was too hot inside so we only stayed for a drink.

I believe the bar was on 4th street near 3rd Ave. We had a few drinks there the last time Jim and Jason were in town back in October. I made a sketch of the same doorway which can be found here. Though it's fairly incomplete I like tonight's drawing better, the more bold lines seem a bit more confident to me.

I really love the EXIT sign, it was the first thing I drew both times.


Friday, July 06, 2007

Baseball Comic

This is just a test to see if I could illustrate a comic book. Baseball was on the TV while I was eating dinner tonight. I'm not sure exactly what the story is in this comic but I suppose it's about baseball.


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Self Portrait

To finish off the 4th of July weekend I drew a self portrait. For some reason I enlarged the collar of my shirt so I have a bit of a shrunken head look going. Oh, well.

After the jump, through the magic of Photoshop, I have a corrected version next to the original drawing. Check it out!!

Hope eveyone had a fantastic holiday.


Can you tell the difference?

Summer Napkin Drawings

Still more drawings from Tuesday.

After my Building drawing, while Travis and I were getting a drink, I made "4th of July" theme drawing on a bar napkin. That lead to a whole series of "What We Love About Summer" drawings. Travis drew the lemonaid/hotdog drawing along with the baseball drawing. I drew the rest.

Check after the jump to see a version of the napkins with added color.


Quick Building

For some reason I was in a drawing mood on Tuesday, I'm not sure why, maybe the great weather. After the bike drawing I started drawing the buildings on Smith Street and while I was drawing I was telling Travis how I seem to have trouble getting my city street drawings to look right and how I end up becoming really frustrated and give up before I finish the drawing. Well maybe it was because I was warmed up or maybe it was the fact that I was talking and and not thinking too much about the drawing but it actually started to look pretty good. I actually wish I had kept going with the sketch but we decided to ge inside for a drink instead.



After finishing the Ice Cream Truck drawing, I headed back to Brooklyn to meet up with Travis and Gabe. It was so nice outside we ended up spending the better part of two hours sitting on a bench outside of The Boat. In addition to some people watching (they just keep on coming!) I made this sketch of a bicycle that was locked to a nearby parking meter.

Things didn't really end up lining up, but I still like how it turned out.


Ice Cream?

On Tuesday we were let out of work early so I rode my bike around town a bit, stopping for an hour or so to make a drawing.

Ice Cream anyone?