One great thing about being in a relationship is small differences in taste..or what DVDs one would buy in this case. Daisy showed be this DVD she had bought a while ago and Boy it was so great I had to get my sketch book out and Draw along. Its called "Jazz legends: The BIG Bands Harlem Roots Vol. 1". Its made up of music videos of the 40s, that then were called "Soundies". These soundies feature songs by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Caunt Bassie, and Lucky Millinder. All of which have great moments to draw from, such as crazy exaggerated faces, awesome dance moves, and cool costumes.
Heres what I came out with while watching the whole DVD.
I take lots of public transit to and from the places I go. And I usually draw quick gestures or faces of the people I see. Being on busses or trains are usually a bumpy ride thus forcing me to draw fast. Now and then Ill take a BART or ferry across the bay and get a bit of a smoother ride. Thats when I take my time and draw from my imagination. Heres a quick one of a man reading in a big ol' chair.
I have finally set up a paypal account where you guys can go and pre-order my book "Sketch or Die".
Sketch or Die is a small 80 page hardcover book that showcases over 120 drawings from my sketchbooks over the last 2 years. Its priced nicely at $15! So go over the the link at the right and pre-order yours Today. Make sure to stock up for christmas and birthday gifts for those artist Friends of yours!
For those who order the books will be shipped out to you the first week of March.
As an added Bonus I will include a free sketch inside the cover of every pre-ordered book From now until February 28th!
Saturday January 10th marked the 21st ever worldwide sketchCrawl. I participated here in good ol' San Francisco. A few Friends and I went and drew for most of the day. Heres a sampling of what I came up with. Theres also a couple drawings in there from Friday and Sunday.
Its Time to start getting back to the Grind of Drawing everyday and Improving any way that i can.
At the museum they have tons of originals. You can see the pencil work and the detail of the ink. This one is an original watercolor. You dont see many of these around. Jean Schulz and I at the Charles Shulz Museum. His drawing table. His inking table. This picture is part of a mural that he did on a wall. It has been restored and moved to the museum.