Monday, March 17, 2014

"It never-ever rains, in Southern California"

As the song goes, it never-ever rains in Southern California, it seems the only time we see umbrellas is when they are used as a parasol!

It's spring in California, but you'd never guess it with all the gray and black. What's up with that?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Little Man Backpack

Ok, this was the mark for last Friday, and while I drew the girl involved, it was the little man backpack that caught my attention.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Angry Soccer Guy

I think he was on the lookout for his next brawl. 

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Soccer Hooligan!

I dunno why someone would want to cultivate this look, but that was the fashion statement. This rough and burly kid was not only wearing the look, he was owning it.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Speed Sprinter...

The humor here was too rich and creamy to pass up.

We spotted this guy walking on the other side of the street. He was a study in contrast because he was wearing the latest Nike track speed suits, designer track footwear, ankle socks to reduce wind drag, and a cap to prevent the cool down -- the lastest in athletic track-wear.

Unfortunately, the only sprinting he was doing was to the local Starbucks for a venti frappucino.
Memory sketch from that amazing extra creamy sweet walking guy.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

memory sketch
I got a quick glace at this man. I added the oversize drink just for fun. When I added the cool shadows, it made the light side instant pop much warmer. nice. hehe

I have two monitor, one has a warm tone and the other a cool tone. I don't know which monitor is more accurate. But this image looks better on the warmer monitor. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Sketchclub Selective Process

It's funny, we select our marks by calling them out. This is not a dignified or scientific process at all, rather it is reduced to selective process akin to being in junior high. It could sound like this:

"Hey, what about the smurf at the crosswalk?"

"Hah! (*snicker*) A smurf."

"Nah, too easy."

"Well, how about Mike Tyson heading this way, or Ted Turner sitting at the tables?"

"Let's go with Tyson."

"OK, hee-hee, Tyson."

"Everybody in agreement, we're going with Tyson."

Followed by inconspicuous -- and not so inconspicuous -- stares in that direction.