Saturday, September 22, 2007

Still Dreamin'

Oh man, last night I had a terrifying dream, so I tried to draw it on to subway today while I was going to work. In the dream a cat was scratching my face and one of it's claws became lodged in my cheek. For some reason neither the cat nor I could remove the claw from my cheek and though it was really frightening I couldn't feel anything that I would call pain. The only sensation was a firm pressure on my cheek. The dream was scary enough to wake me up and I found myself laying face down, off of my pillow, with may cheek resting firmly on the mattress.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Subway Sketches

Just a spread from my sketchbook. On the right was made at the 2nd Avenue F train station and the left was made wile riding the train home.

And then there were four...

Tonight I watched Top Chef at Sarah's house. I think I was rooting for Hung this episode but I'm not totally positive he's my favorite, I was just so bothered by Brian's hat that I didn't know what to do with myself.

It's been narrowed down to the final four so in honor I made a quick sketch of the remaining Top Chef: Miami contestants. Casey had a really horrible picture on the Bravo! bio page so I went with a side shot from Google image and the drawing looks really crappy. I would probably be kicked off of Top Illustrator: Brooklyn for this drawing but who would be the judge, Chris Ware?


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Put In Bay

Ok, a few more pages from my family vacation. This page was made while I was flying to Michigan from NYC.

A page made during the drive from Ann Arbor to South Bass Island. (don't worry, I wasn't driving). Yes, that does say "The Three That Set Us Free - God, Guts, Guns" and yes it was in the back window of a pickup truck somewhere just east of Toledo.

Here is an attempt at a watercolor of a sunset. The brush was super small and I had trouble getting enough water down on the page. Also, I don't know what I'm doing. Maybe one of those watercolor waterbrushes would help


Man with Hat.

I remember what my cable box looked like in 1986.

Update: here's another drawing from last night, it's my old cable box as I remember it (also a mustang that was parked outside of Pianos).

Monday, September 17, 2007

Columbia Cruiser

This is a bike that I rode around South Bass Island while I was on vacation with my family last month. It was an old Columbia bicycle that was used as a rental bike on the island. I believe Javan said that his father bought the bike from one of the rental places though I cant recall when. Anyway, it was a great old cruiser with a coaster brake, and a chain guard.

It had a great plate crown fork as well and was in quite good shape considering it was well over thirty years old. Javan seemed to think the tires were the same as when his dad bought the bike which seems crazy but I must admit they did appear to be super old. No matter what it was a joy to ride ride around the island.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Happy Anniversary!!

Oh wow, I didn't notice this as I was posting about 209 Elizabeth Street but this is the one year anniversary of my drawing blog! My first post was on September 16, 2006 and over the past year I've made 133 posts which means there should be at least as many drawings but probably a few more. I had originally intended to post a drawing every day, and I was doing so for the first few months, but eventually I fell off the wagon and never made it back on.

Recently I've been trying to make very complete illustrations which I think has taken a bit of the fun out of drawing so I think for the rest of September I'm going to try to get back into making more drawings but spending less time on each one with the goal of getting closer to a drawing-a-day.

This was a very detailed drawing of LaGuardia airport on the way out of town for my family vacation at South Bass Island in Lake Erie.


209 Elizabeth Street

Wow, it's been over a month since my last post. Is anyone still out there? Drop a comment and let me know your still checking in every now and again.

The SVA figure drawing should be starting up again so I'm looking forward to that. This drawing is of a building in Manhattan located at 209 Elizabeth Street between Prince and Spring. I had intended on going back and spending a bit more time on this one but never got around to it, so here it is as a somewhat incomplete drawing. It's a very cool building and I was hoping to include some interesting history along with my post but the best I could find was this post about it another blog (check out the link to "more photos" for an exterior view of the building). From the old hand-painted sign I could tell it use to be a bakery but now it's some sort of gallery or antique shop.

Ok, enough talk.