Monday, May 14, 2012

Cupertino sketchbook

I've pretty much abandoned all my other sketchbooks and have started on a new one. This one is my Cupertino sketchbook. Its mostly of studies I've found off the internet and coworkers in meetings. There is one big difference in this sketchbook from my others though. I'm going to draw in it entirely in pen or more specifically ballpoint pen. I've always used a pencil as a crutch so as not to make any mistakes. But I'm taking a baby step and drawing all my new stuff in pen now.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Life Drawing in San Jose.

I haven't painted in oil at all since moving up to Cupertino. I've been just too busy. Usually that is a bullshit statement but I really have been too busy with work and moving and adjusting that I haven't been able to do anything but the essentials. I have done one thing tho and thats returned to Life Drawing. It's something I haven't done since 2009 at Pat's studio in SD. I've been going to San Jose State's life drawing workshops whenever I have openings from work. The pics above are some of my better ones of my 4 or so trips to SJSU. They are mostly all 2's and 5's with one 10 minute page from my first day back. I'm pretty rusty but I'm not as bad as I was expecting. I guess my life drawing muscle hadn't completely atrophied.