Monday, October 31, 2005

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome special Guest David Colman to Sketchclub. (Please note, there is no "e" in Colman.)

David had joined our Sketchclub lunches on several occasions, but this is the first time David has participated in a memory sketch. Here's a little good news/bad news: Good news is David has landed a job working for Cartoon Network ... Bad news is, he's no longer at Sony and won't be joining us for "our" Sketchclub lunches.

But, there is a silver lining for Sketchclub. David has promised to spread the Sketchclub francise into Cartoon Network. So ... if and when that happens ... we'll link up to it. Hopefully, we can set up a chain of Sketchclub franchises on every corner of the super-highway.

If you would like to see more of David's work, you can visit his blog at, or you can visit his newly updated website at

--Sketchclub Management

Friday, October 28, 2005

We spotted this guy as he hurriedly made his way across the Culver plaza. With his tiny feet, short legs, long torso, and a hurried pace, it gave him a funny walk. He looked so proper, he struck me like a cross between Merv Griffin and Mr. Bean.

--Marcelo Vignali

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I'm not sure if today's character actually was wearing glasses. What struck me is how intense he was while searching through his bag.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

We picked today's character as soon as we saw her. She walked determinedly towards us, giving us a good chance to look at her.


So here is my recreation for today's character, being late somewhere?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

If you haven't noticed ... we have a new addition to our Sketchclub posting. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Noelle Triaureau!

Noelle is not new to Sketchclub, she's just new to posting on the blog, and we're hoping she becomes a Sketchclub posting regular. So ... that's where you come in. I'm hoping all of you will welcome Noelle with a comment or two about her sketch ... and about her web site. You have to make time and go to, her paintings are incredible. I have linked her web site to the blog, but in case it takes a while to show up, you can just cut and paste this address.

Noelle is sharing her fabulous talents here at the Sony Pictures Animation studio.

About our subject ... what can I say. Stephen picked 'em, and we drew 'em.

This character was easy to choose. I gave him a little book.


This guy was the given before we even left the restaurant. He had just showed up as we were leaving.


Here's my version of today's character.
I see everybody seems to be wearing different lenghts of the same model of pants lately !
(just check up last week's "ticket guy"?)

Friday, October 14, 2005

For some reason I saw the guy as an action character ("some reason" being the commando-inspired outfit I guess).
This morning I wasn't sure what he was doing with the paperwork in his hands so I drew him like he was giving away some brochures or tickets (the boots and socks are accurate though...)

We spotted this guy out in from on the Culver Cinema handing out free screening passes. This time, the Sketchclub executives had plenty of time to get this right .... we walked right up to this guy and talked to him about for a few seconds. The best part were the dark dress socks and shorts ... I guess that cinched the deal for us.


This guy was marked from the second we walked out of Daphnies. We spotted him in the distance giving away tickets at the movie theater. So every step we took we were memorizing him. He is also the only subject to date that we interacted with. Marcelo had a brief conversation with him about what he was giving away.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Maybe it was the shirt, maybe it was the hair, but the Sketchclub executives spotted him right away. This guy had that "almost famous" look. Heck, we were inside the Sony lot ... and they are currently in production on several movies ... he might have been someone famous!


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Today there were quite a few subjects we came across. However, this guy stood out to us as we were about to walk through the Sony lot. He took a couple of steps and sat down on the curb as he engaged in conversation with someone. This is what I remembered.


Friday, October 07, 2005


Oh boy, we had trouble picking this mark. Not because he wasn't a great mark, but rather there were so many to choose from. There was a group of five kids, of which this guy was part of, and an old couple on a bench eating ice cream. Decisions ... decisions! Nonetheless, we settled on this guy, and boy was he fun to draw. I even tried to capture his peach-fuzz moustashe.

Of course the "real" backdrop was your standard Culver City background, but I added a graphitti backdrop because I thought it would look cool.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

So, here's another character sharing the sidewalks of the City with us...!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

And you non-Californians think these people don't really exist ... but here's proof! We discovered her in the Sony Pictures backlot chatting with friends; right behind one of the old MGM sets for the 1938 classic Gone With the Wind. She had that California-Hollywood-type written all over her.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

...Under the California light !