Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The psychodelic version...

Hold the press! here it comes, late, but still making it (barely that is)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Peanuts Theme

When I first saw this kid, I could almost hear the Peanuts theme playing. Just like Linus, he was carrying his blanket and sucking his fingers.


The Guy In Green

My take on the guy in green sweater. Better late than never as they say.

Friday, December 01, 2006

"Dude in Green" (private colection)

So we decide he -IS- the mark of the day, we all stare at him at a time, real close to get every detail, and what does he do? what -is- his reaction? A little appreciation in the line of,"Oh my god! I'm the mark of the day, etc!!" ??
No way, he looks back at us all suspicious, who knows why, and gets kind of nervous about it. So unprofessional...Really.


The Sketchclub management picked this guy as our "mark" for our memory sketch as he walked into the restaurant.

From across the restaurant I quickly tried to gather up as much visual information as possible. Then, I stopped to pick up my gear and fill my cup once more at the soda fountain. I turn around and this guy was standing right in front of me!!!

I had a good look at this face...bet no one will catch the scar on his left upper eye lid!


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

All You Need Is LOVE

This song started playing in my mind as soon as I saw this guy.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Jesus is coming...

I used to laugh at those guys on the street corner holding up those signs, "JESUS IS COMING." But, after seeing this guy, I had to make sure my "house" was in order! (Hmm, I thought he'd be taller.)

Matthew (KJV) 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Gary Myers' entry!

Sketchclub Guest

This is from our guest artist, Roland Ilagan, who flew all the way from Orlando, Florida just to sketch with us (well, at least that's what I want to think). He is an alum of Disney Florida as a Clean-up lead and you can check out his blog at http://rolandmechael.blogspot.com/. It was definitely a treat to have him and here's his take on the no. 12...16...or 19?! guy.

--Sketchclub Management

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Comp !

So! I didn't have time to do the "Tecate" guy the other day.
Time went by and it was time for 'Mr. 12' to show up on the screen...
Anyway, that's what I call 2 in 1.

Monday, November 13, 2006

My Number 16 ... or 12?

Ok I messed up with the number. I got mixed up with number 12 and the guy with the the no. 26 shirt. Anyway, it was a fun session specially with a special guest, Roland Ilagan, all the way from Orlando, Florida. Well here's my take on the boy.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

NEW!!! Another SKETCHCLUB Franchise!

My good friend Henry Bawden has started a Sketchclub in Utah! Go to Utah Sketchclub to check in on the action.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Number 12...

Ooops, I think this kid spotted us!


Carey Yost's number 12...


This has been the largest Sketchclub session ever! There were nine Sketchclub members sketching, so the club members had to spread out over two separate tables instead of the usual one.

As the artists were leaving the restaurant, a mark was spotted. Here is Justin Thompson's version of the "mark."

--The Sketchclub Management

Friday, November 03, 2006

You guys sure have a good eyesight....



This guy was so beefy, he was picking up cases of Tecate like you or I would rearrange pillows on our bed.



Can you believe it, we’ve got several celebrity artists to join our Sketchclub. Hopefully, you’ll get a chance to see more of their work.

Introducing, first, Andy Gaskill, of Disney fame…now working for Sony Pictures Animation. He was the Art Director for Treasure Planet, and story artist for Lion King. If there were a Disney Hall of Fame, this guy would be in it!

Next is Justin Thompson, whose work you’ve seen in Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack!

And, also joining us today, Carey Yost. Carey has worked on the SpongeBob SquarePants Feature, Powerpuff Girls and The Ren & Stimpy Show. The reason his "mark" of the day is different, well -- in our attempt to be inconspicuous, Carey was confused as to who we had chosen for our "mark." But, take it from the Sketchclub management, this drawing is dead on.

--The Sketchclub Management

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Ladies and Gentlemen, here's a picture of our Sketchclub crew, plus our special guest Jeremy Spears. (From left to right, and clockwise, the line up goes as follows. Marcelo Vignali, Marcos Mateu, Noelle Triaureau, Jeremy Spears and Armand Serrano.)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dark Hairy Lady

Honestly guys, all I can remember is hair and more hair and she's in the dark. Well here's my take on her. By the way, it's a pleasure to have fellow blogger Jeremy Spears with us that Friday.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006


She had a funny expression, as Jeremy so accurately captured, but there was something in the posture I wanted to capture -- hence the back view.

Jeremy, you were right, she did have long sleeves. When I saw your post, I could have kicked myself.

Guest Artist Jeremy Spears at Sketchclub

Last Friday, we had the distinct privilage of having guest artist Jeremy Spears join us for Sketchclub. Can you believe it, he drove all the way from San Luis Obispo to sit in on one of our outings! Jeremy is a terrific cartoonist -- as this drawing would attest.

Thanks Jeremy! It was a pleasure having you join us for lunch.

Here's his version of the "mark!"

--Sketchclub Managment

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I think she had glasses.
- Noelle

Friday, September 29, 2006

A Very Busy Intersection

She certainly had her arms full!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

He made me think of a XVII century philosopher.


Alter Ego?

Here's a mark from Friday.

When I study people, I look at the shape of their head, the fashion sense (or lack thereof), the way they hold their bodies, and then attempt to caricature that. Sometimes, the fashion, shape and posture don't mix...and I realize that person might be in the wrong timeline -- wearing the wrong clothes. So, I try to imagine them in a different era, with a different wardrobe.

Despite the hippy look, he had that 50's era school principal look to me.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Classic (Dangerous) Beauty

Yep, I know it's been a while since we've posted at our Sketchclub blog, but Sketchclub is still going strong. We still meet every Friday, and still have lots of fun.

Here's one, a different take than Marcos, but you can see the similarities.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I can't believe I'm posting a drawing at the sketchclub blog.
Not that I don't go most fridays, but I admit (couldn't fool anyone on this one really) I've been kinda lazy in terms of "the mark of the day" thing recently.
Aaaaaaaanyway, here's the one. We were coming back from lunch with Marcelo across the back lot and we saw this young lady obviously working in a show there. Although she wore actual regular clothes she made them look like it was some 20's 30's costume.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Sketchclub is great. It was a beautiful day out, and the company wasn't so bad either. We spotted this guy from a long way off, or at least his headband. He narrowly took the prize for the mark of the week.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Eh. Man, it's been a long time! I love the other entries. If nothing else, you can say we've got style. Almost as much style as this guy.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cool-Haired Guy

Here's my take on that dude with the cool hair. I can hear John Lennon songs in my head when I saw him.


Friday, July 28, 2006

Cross Walk

Fun day sketchin' with Marcelo, Seth and Armand...Can't wait to see what they come up with on this week's "mark." Not your everyday haircut...
-T. Dan

Thursday, July 27, 2006

We are having technical difficulties ...

Hang in there, we're unable to view the blog from our end. I'm not sure if that is a problem for everyone, or just in our area.

--Sketchclub management

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Hey Moe, again sorry for the delay. It's been a "busy" downtime. Anyway here's my version of the girl we spotted last Friday. I believe it's not a matter of what movie she's planning to watch. But she's torn on who she loves more - Jack Sparrow or our very own Dinga-man. You may never know she may be a blogger. Oh my, I forgot about the boots.

By the way, for those of you who are wondering who Dinga-man is, click here

-- Armand

Friday, July 07, 2006


No kidding, she was wearing a pirate hat!

As Armand and I were leaving our favorite restaurant of choice, we passed a movie theater. That's when we spotted this girl waiting to see a movie...wearing, of all things, a pirate hat! And fashionable pirate style bootlets. (Hmm, I wonder what movie she was going to see?)

Obviously, this was our "mark." With our on-line pirate comic blog "El-Pacifico.blogspot" in full swing, it seemed the appropriate subject for us. If you haven't checked out our improvisational comic blog, you've got to check it out.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Don't worry Marcelo, you're not the only one. And not only that, I'm always late. Here's my take on that lady from our last week's session. She reminded me of an older Olive Oyl and it helped me retain the image till I was able to sit down on the drawing board this morning. By the way, It was great to have the talented Mark McDonnel with us last week visiting from Burbank. Chicos! Mark.



I know, I haven't been posting very often on Sketchclub lately, but I have been doing the Sketchclub lunches. I think my El-Pacifico.blogspot entries have been eating into my memory sketching time.

This time around was special. We had the very well known Mark McDonnell (from the Sketchclub East franchise) come to the West side for a little Sketchclub rumble! We had a great time sketching and spinning tall tales while we ate. We spotted this woman as we left the restaurant.

The sketches are pretty spot-on Mark, but I don't know about that light going through her dress. I guess I wasn't looking that closely...maybe I didn't want to! Mark, you're a better man than I.

In a Sketchclub first, we are going to post our memory sketches on both sites!

Monday, June 05, 2006


I really enjoyed Sketch Club the day we spotted the dog with the girl attached to it. She's not our usual target, which is one of the reasons she had such great appeal. When T.Dan said, "Look at those jowels!" I didn't know if he was talking about the dog or the girl.


Friday, May 26, 2006

Dog Taking a Girl for a Walk

Last week it was jus' me'n'Seth again, and it was a bright sunny day in Culver City. Some interesting characters to choose from at the end...Some on bikes going too fast, but this pair wandered by and we both thought, "Yeah, this is it." First dog in the Sketch Club?

-T. Dan

Thursday, May 18, 2006

As a rookie to the sketch club, I was trying to keep up with the ol' veteran Seth. I had fun sketchin' the customers, the waitresses, the cashiers, the busboys. And then at the end we spotted this character. The suit must've looked quite dapper when he bought it 25 years ago. I believe he knew he was being observed, hence a double helping of scowling was applied.
-T. Dan

Another Old Guy

One might start to wonder if I have been a one-man sketch club as of late, but this is not the case! T-Dan Hofstedt joined me this week. He's an amazing animator, caricature artist, designer, illustrator, story-board artist and more. Hopefully we'll be seeing some of his work up here soon. It was a pleasure sketching with him. This "mark" that we picked out was a great character, with such a strong jaw line, we couldn't pass him up!


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Another Steakout

I wonder what he was steaking out. Whatever it was, it was somewhere over there to the right.


Monday, April 24, 2006

The Sketchclub

Here's a typical Friday sketchclub session in Culver City. From left to right: Marcos Mateu, Armand Serrano, Seth Hippen, Marcelo Vignali and Noelle Triaureau.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

What are you lookin' at?

I never got color on this guy, but I thought I'd post him anyway, seeing as how it's been a few weeks without anything new. I thought this guy's expression was particularly funny as I saw him realize that a small group of people were staring at him from across the street. Then as we got closer and past him on the crosswalk he just looked exasperated from all the eyes on him. I was the last one past him and by that time he looked like he had given up trying to figure us out.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fright Night

We were crossing the street trying to find the spot of the day when Moe asked "Do you guys want to do Dracula over there?". He's right. He reminded me so much of the guy in that 80's movie Fright Night but shorter. Noelle even quipped "Oh it's so easy to remember him. He looks like a French rock singer!" Anyway, here he is and I dont want to know what that purple object in his bag...


Friday, March 31, 2006

70's Dracula

And he was walking straight towards us (...can you imagine?)

Young Revolutionary in Tinsel Town

One look at this guy and you know you're near a studio. I'll bet this guy has a play or a script somewhere about fish mongers (If you haven't seen the film Barton Fink, the joke will be lost on you).


Sunday, March 26, 2006


What a great profile! There's got to be a term for a nerd with style. Whatever it is, it's something that I aspire to. It was a great day for Sketchclub.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Capuchin Friar Fashion

This is a curious fashion statement, this kid -- though odd to us wearing his hood during a sunny day -- historically looks like a Capuchin Friar. The contemporary baseball cap is a great touch.