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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 20

In the land of the Muertita, the characters take a stroll. Maybe this could be a process post, I might try and finish this one.
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A man on the train had a beautiful beard and cheekbones. It was quite a challenge not to catch his attention by drawing him.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 19

I need some rechargeable batteries for my wacom creative stylus. These sketches were finished without any pressure sensitivity, so it felt like I was using a blunt instrument. You know what doesn’t run out of batteries? A PENCIL. Grrrr.

Still…despite how much I love traditional media, drawing on the iPad has an amazing benefit. It was VERY nice to be able to lean back on the couch in a soothingly dim room. I could draw comfortably and still see my screen. I really enjoyed that. It makes drawing after a draining day a bit easier. Until of course the batteries died, I ran out of spares, and the stylus was no better than using my finger.

Heads up – my daily sketches might not be as daily as I prepare for my Solo Show in Burbank November 8, and Group Show at Hollywood Forever Nov 1. I will do my best, but they will be getting erratic.

Now for more hair bows! Spending time figuring out how I want them to sit on my characters head. Also showing you the photo that got me obsessed.

Posted on the Mary Sue Tumblr

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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 18

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday! I was working on this scene from the Muertita-verse, it took me two train rides. Some more characters are being worked out! You may recognize those hair-bows though 😉
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I am now a “regular” at Denny’s. The waitress automatically brought me a black coffee and a glass of water as soon as I sat down. As I sketched I was left alone, except for food/coffee/water refills, and I was happy. These two fellows inspired my sketches today. One was quite serious, and the other quite jolly.
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Showing at LA Day Of The Dead

I got into Los Angeles Día De Los Muertos (LA Day Of The Dead) , held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery! I was lucky enough to have a few pieces in 2012, and it is a thrill to be able to show there again. The art show is held at the big Mausoleum on the cemetery ground, but there is so much more!

The event takes over the entire cemetery. People set up magnificent altars to celebrate the lives of those we lost. The mood is of merriment and joy. The music, food, and dancing are unforgettable. It is an amazing experience. This is not a Halloween thing. This is a badass cultural event sharing its glory with the world. Anyone gets to come party and paint their faces and get dressed up and have a great time!

Check out more at ladeadofthedead.com

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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 15

Daily Imagination of a Muertita looking off in the distance
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Daily Observation of my hand in a funky position.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 14

Daily Imagination of a Muertita after being put back together.
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It was interesting looking at this bag and shoe combo on the train – so many lines to look at.
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November 2014 Solo Show Announcement

It’s official!

8 Ball Art Gallery in Burbank has generously agreed to host a second solo show of my sculptures and paintings!  The day is Saturday November 8, the weekend after Día De Los Muertos. Mark your calendars. I hope to see you there!

And as always, to get pre-sale Muertitas a few days before the show, and for sparse announcements sent to your email, sign up for my mailing list by clicking HERE.

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