Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Throat Opens 4 Wine

After figure drawing I had dinner with Andrew, Stephanie and a few of their co-workers. This is a napkin drawing of a t-shirt concept. The idea stems from the phrase "My Throat Opens 4 Wine". It's a extra long shirt with a printed Sexy Body w/ bikini featuring the aforementioned phrase illustrated as a stomach tattoo in gothic letters on the printed body.

As you can see, the artwork has been approved. All we need now is financial backing for this project so please leave a comment if you are interested becoming a part of this unique business opportunity.


Figure Drawing - 2 weeks in a row

I made it to figure drawing for the second week running. I had a good start with the short poses but after the first longer pose I wasn't really feeling that great. I was drawing with graphite up until that point so I decided to switch to pen and work on some semi-blind contour drawings. This was the first attempt and it worked in that it got me drawing again without worrying too much about what the actual drawing was looking like.

After the jump there are some examples of my 2 minute poses.

I like the center drawing on this page

Something about the one one the left catches my eye.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall Bags

Over the past week I've been receiving samples for the Fall '09 bags and I've been making my construction revisions using pen and paper sketches. In the past I've traditionally used the computer to make all my drawings and for the past few seasons I've gone back to classic drawing tools. After the jump you can see a few more revisions drawings. I find the actually take less time when drawn by hand.

These drawings make up the fun part of my job (and the part I have the least time to work on because of our insane development calendar). So now you know what I do with my days!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Upside-Down Birds

Last night I had a somewhat crazy dream. I don't usually remember my dreams but this particular one stuck with me and actually woke me up in middle of the night. It was vivid enough for me too feel the need to record it in some way, so I grabbed my notebook and jotted down some words and a quick doodle of my dream, you can see it in red ink on the above scan. I made the drawing without the lights on so I'm actually pretty amazed how legible the text came out. It reads:

"Upsidedown Purple Birds like womens Apt"

In my dream, a few birds were flying around and sort of attacking me. They were purple and there heads were permanently rotated 180 degrees so they were looking upside-down. I'm not sure why I was dreaming about birds but I think I know where the purple comes from. On Sunday evening Leah and I were walking down Degraw and I happened to look into the windows of a garden level apartment. This apartment was immaculately decorated in a white and pastel purple color palette, very scary. So scary that we decided to turn around an have another look but as we passed by the second time, an elderly women came out of the garden level door. I sort of freaked out because I thought she might have seen me looking in on our first passing by. At any rate, I had purple on my brains and it must have made it into my dreams.

The drawing in black ink is a more cleaned up version of what I remember the dreamy birds to have looked like.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Robin du Bois

I ate dinner at Robin du Bois tonight with Gabe, Edith, Travis and Sarah, which is the classic crowd for some good French comfort food. We enjoyed the usual "Sherwood Platter" to start and then I had a duck salad. I made this drawing after we finished eating. We were seated at a long table looking towards the door and I happened to be at the head of the table so I had a nice view for sketching. I wish there were more people in the sketch but everyone was moving around too much and I'm a bit rusty w/ the fast sketches. I only caught the woman in the bottom right corner as she was sipping her coffee.

Tomorrow I'm in Philadelphia volunteering for the Obama campaign so look for a sketch from the City of Brotherly Love.

The Ride Home

Doodles from the train ride home. I'm commenting on Fall 2009 proto bag samples so I have bags on the brain. They are also doing a lot of construction on the F line between the Jay Street stop and Bergen so there were a ton of MTA track workers mulling about. The little dude in the lower left corner of the page was a worker that was walking down the platform at East Broadway as I was waiting for the train.

Good Night!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall Figure Drawing

I made it to the SVA figure drawing studio today after work for the first time since the new school year. It had been so long since the last time I went that I was really a bit worried and hesitant that I wouldn't be able to draw. The start was a bit rocky but after a few sketches I fell back into a bit of a rhythm and churned out some decent sketches. There are more after the jump but the one above was one of my favorite long poses.

A few two minute poses.

Our first long pose.

Another drawing that I was really happy with.

Overall it was so much fun to be back at figure drawing. All of the crazy regulars were there which is always strangely comforting. After such a fun time drawing I was basically giddy for the rest of the night.

Hope I can make it next week.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday Subway

Day Two, feeling good. Even considering I was at work today I managed to get some a quick sketch in while waiting for the train. Nothing special, just a little doodle of an electrical outlet and some graphic stuff.

More work tomorrow!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I'm going to give this thing a go again. This is just a quick drawing of a Vespa scooter that was parked outside the Colette Store in Paris. A guy and a girl came out of the store and started to get ready to ride the scooter so I had to hurry up and make the drawing. I was happy with the drawing but would have liked to spend a bit more time on the sketch.

Let's see if I can make this happen.