This is from last night at our local favorite weekly restaurant. They sat by the window (that’s an SUV parked behind them) and never broke eye contact with each other for, I swear, 45 minutes. I got the feeling they’ve been together a long time.
I decided to try a light pencil underdrawing for this one, which I almost never do – as I usually like to draw directly with the fountain pen and just see what happens, but I wanted a slightly more simplified, cartoony technique than usual. ALSO – this is the first sketch I’ve done with my new Noodler’s Ahab fountain pen – what a fantastic pen! Check out this link for more information on the pen – and a fantastically geeked-out video about, well just about everything you’d want to know about the pen and MORE!
A busker in front of the movie theaters in Burbank, 10:pm on a Friday night. Jack and I sketched him together before going in and seeing “The Dark Knight Rises”. Jack said he was playing sad songs about breaking up with a girl. He played almost entirely with his eyes closed. I gave him two dollars. He had quite a few in his tip box already.
That’s my son drying off in the foreground.
I drew my oldest daughter…
I drew my son…
…And he drew me! (Pretty good likeness, too.)
This was from a few days ago. She crawled into our bed after we got up and fell back to sleep. They’re easy to draw when they’re not moving!
She’s only ten years old, but loves sitting quietly and making beautiful things for friends and family…
The annual Cookie Bake where just about everyone from my wife’s family comes over to share their Christmas cookies and dividing them up for everyone. Great fun.
The baby reached for a leaf to eat just as I was drawing his (her?) arm. Perfect.
I went to the local zoo with my daughter over the Thanksgiving holiday and spent a wonderful time with her looking at the animals and sketching them.
I was impressed that they had a videographer there on the field.