Saturday, October 31, 2009

Organic Environments (i.e. Trees, Rocks, etc. . )

This is this weeks homework for Ed Li's class "Environment Sketching." Each place has three thumbnail drawings and then a 4" x 6" sketch.

Trees around my condo complex, "The Village Green".
Trees around the lake at Kenneth Hahn Recreation Center (up the hill from me).

Rose's at the Exposition Park Rose Garden near USC.

The Meadow at the top of Kenneth Hahn Recreation Center.

Down by the lake at Kenneth Hahn.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Costume Quick Sketch - Wood Nymph/Wood Elf

These were done in Mark McDonnell's Costume Gesture Sketch class at LAAFA. They are conte and pastel on black construction paper. The model was some sort of wood elf/forest nymph/sprite. As the drawing session went on I lengthened her hair, changed her head piece, and played with the costume. Sometimes I added environment cues or props that weren't there. Mark encourages a lot of experimentation.

Descanso Gardens - Sketches

I did these sketches at Descanso Gardens yesterday in the Japanese Garden with Ed Li's Class.

Culver City

Some sketches around Culver City. I was using marker for color not to separate foreground - middle ground - background. It didn't work as well as my Venice and Laurel Canyon sketches.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sketching Around

Ed Li says "Designing an environment is about how you want to tell a story." I tried to tell some LA stories here.

I sketched on Pico Blvd tonight before yoga. I was near Crescent Heights and I focused on LA Burger.

This morning I sketched in Venice Beach on Windward near Pacific.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vasquez Rocks

These are from last year but there's something about them I love that I think I've lost. I wanted to remind myself

Sketches in North Hollywood

This are sketched I did before the union meeting around Laurel Canyon and Riverside Drive.

This sketch is done near Magnolia and Lankershim in North Hollywood.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Baseball Gesture Drawings

I did these drawings this morning in Mark McDonnell's class at LAAFA. The longest pose is 5', some are 3' poses and some are 1' poses. I started experimenting with oil pastels.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Old Town Pasadena

These sketches were down on the streets of Old Town Pasadena on October 17, 2009.

I felt pretty sloppy today in Old Town Pasadena. But atleast I was out there.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sketching Outdoors

All these sketches were done on and around Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile/Mid Wilshire Section of Los Angles on October 16, 2009.

LACMA Courtyard

Japanese Pavilion at LACMA

The Wilshire Ebell

Japanese Center on Wilshire

Wilshire United Methodist Church