Sunday, July 29, 2007

Another Sketchbook Sampling

Here are a few more recent sketches that I have been meaning to post for a few days now. They are a few more studies of an idea that I have been working on lately. They look alright on paper, but executing them physically is something completely different.

Friday, July 27, 2007

From the Arboretum

Went to a large Arboretum in Arcadia this past weekend. Took a mess of pictures, but the richest ones that I took were in an old barn and horse stable in the middle of the park.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Fuzzy Zoo Pics

This past weekend Jess and I went to the L.A. Zoo for my company's Summer Picnic. Overall, not a bad time... Free drinks, Free food, free animal viewing and I got to whack a giant donkey-shaped pinata which spewed forth tiny liquor bottles and Southwest drink coupons. Also got a little time to walk around the zoo; we didn't go too far into the sweltering heat, and pretty much just stayed in the shaded areas. Here are the top 5 most exciting things we saw that day, in no particular order:

1. Man with Ziplock box for a hat. I'm sure he was telling his kids to "Check out that weird-looking animal!" right when I took this.

2. Special "Spider City" exhibit. Giant-furry-eight-legged-creatures give me the willies. Luckily there was 1/2" thick glass separating me from the freaky little buggers.

3. Dramatically Lit Foliage. The large, fibrous leafy bits were mesmerizing!

4. Giant Pink Birds! This one almost landed on me, then as I was creeping up to it for an amazing close-up, some kid ran up and scared it off. I'm sure she was just jealous at how awesomely close I was.

5. The Fox-on-Stilts. This was some obscure breed of wolf with long legs (really technical terms here). It was the first time I got to see these things active at the zoo. It was almost feeding time and they were pacing hungrily...

And that's about it for Zoo antics this time...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Another train sketch from a few days ago that is somewhat architectural... but mostly just a formal doodle that happens to look like it may be a building, possibly.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Untitled Sketch #1

For some reason Blogger does not seem to allow me to give a title to my post. So, henceforth this will be know as "Untitled Sketch #1".

Edit: finally figured out how to add a title to this thing....

Monday, July 2, 2007

A Silence Broken

Well, I have officially blown off the entire month of June. I wish I could say it was intentional or meaningful, but it really wasn't. But that doesn't mean I sat motionless in an idle for six-odd-weeks. No- it does not! Here's something I have been dabbling with for a few weeks.

The following is an idea I carried through from Post-It sketch to a run through of execution, the formal strokes of which can be followed below. The underlying force behind the momentum, and to an extent the gestures, lies within the choice of material and the meaning inherent to it - of which I am ill-prepared to elaborate on fully at this juncture.

The "final" results shown last are not really final, per say, but more of an exploration of the intended method and the capabilities of the material.