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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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