COMMENT

APRIL

  • Drawathon

MARCH

  • Mutha Friggas
  • Stewart

FEBRUARY

  • Kit-tea
  • Harmony

JANUARY

  • Haiku
  • Scary Spotless

APR

2019

Drawathon
April 14, 2019

My fourth drawathon! My friend and I lasted a good 9 hours this year, we could have lasted the entire 12 but decided it best to get home while we still had the energy to do so. The Pratt Drawathon is always such a rewarding, smoothly organized event with professional live models throughout various rooms in different length poses. For the first year, I explored the longer pose rooms. I have always shied away from any pose beyond 20 minutes intimidated by the pressure of wanting to create something great without the excuse of time limitations. I’ve always had this nagging voice in my head saying, you have to get the figure in quickly, if you cannot before time runs out, you fail…like a sadistic art game. Therefore I always stayed mainly in 1-2 minute or maybe up to 10 min poses to practice. I still think it is important to get the gesture of a figure in quickly to allow time to develop details but what I did not realize was how much more soothing life drawing can be giving yourself that added time. I attempted some hour and 3 hour poses which I have never before done and did not know could be done. These models were so impressive, staying statuesque for up to an hour at a time, barely blinking without movement beyond the occasional involuntary muscle twitch. It is also amazing how quickly 9 hours can pass with such intense focus. I’m already looking forward to next years and perhaps continuing some unfinished sketches from the night.

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MAR

2019

Mutha Friggas
March 8, 2019

While experimenting with different illustration styles for a recent freelance gig, I enjoyed busting out some watercolors to portray one of the main actors in an upcoming short. I think we may go with a more digital illustration approach but painting sure sooths my soul.

Stewart
March 5, 2019

Oh right, I like when I get to do what I was hired to do. I had the pleasure of designing/illustrating a Middle School mascot for Democracy Prep at the Stewart Campus, located in San Antonio, Texas. While last year’s elementary school baby owl was a blast to make and a big hit, I received a request for an older, fiercer bird of prey. Here is the pencil sketch and the vector illustration that came from it. I really enjoyed this whole process and hope scholars and staff enjoy him on all future signs and swag to come!

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FEB

2019

Kit-tea
February 27, 2019

There’s nothing like a boujee lunch in a calm coffee shop to reset your work woes in the middle of the day. Some chai tea and overpriced but masterful avocado toast got me doodling on a napkin before returning to face my to-do list.

Harmony
February 10, 2019

For the once a year my French horn reunites with my face, I am instantly reminded how much I love it. After rehearsing with an inspiring alumni ensemble and tinkering with my ukulele at night, this doodle emerged with fragments of instruments, patterns and whimsy.

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JAN

2019

Haiku
January 27, 2019

A haiku about haikus. Reference photo credit to the Alvin Ailey Dance School.

Syllables collide
with simplicity and charm
in five seven five.

Scary Spotless
January 19, 2019

Happy New Year! It is fun to kick off the year attempting to dabble in animation. I tried an old school illustration/cut paper method for an annual one minute film fest. Once again I needed to rush and am not thrilled with the pacing or results but I’m excited to get to participate again this year and grateful for the opportunity. You can watch the one minute film here.

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