Saturday, November 30, 2013

KRAMPUS: Arts Market & Music Fest

I will be selling art at a Krampus Fest tonight. If you are in the area, Stop by!
These are some of the pieces I will have at the show.
Info here:

I will also be in The Art of War Competition.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sketching Cars, Cats and Findley Market

Miffy is always a star!
I have been super-swamped all week. Finally I had a break in the action to sketch.

I was inspired to do this sketch after seeing Simon Tofield (of Simon's Cat fame) speak at Joseph Beth Booksellers.

Also, I did this car sketch as a study for my next Ultimate Sinister comic. It is a little late for the time period by 30 years, but I love the design.

Finally, I got out in the field to sketch yesterday with my friend Amy. We went to a good indoor location at Findley Market.

Fortunately, I am not cooking a Thanksgiving dinner this year and was free to observe the frantic purchasing of comestibles.

We we comfortable seated in the eating area next to the taco stand.
Vine video:

Photo by Amy Bogard of me sketching

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sketch at the Cincinnati Observatory

I sketched the Cincinnati Observatory after lunch yesterday… Great buildings… It reminded me of the paintings I had to do of the old Harvard Observatory for the Annie Jump Cannon book I illustrated.

I hope to go inside and sketch sometime.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Waiting Sketch

Sketch done while waiting for friends to go to a show at the CAC Sunday. This is the recently revamped Nicholson’s complex next to the 21C Hotel. I got there early to sketch. It was a bit cold so I had to head inside and finish.

Going to need to start looking for inside locations...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

NYC Sketches

Sitting on the west side of Central Park
Sitting on the east side of Central Park
Sitting in Union Square
We lucked out with the weather during out visit and I was able to get out several times to sketch.

Here are Vine videos of all three locations:

We also went to see the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show opening. I have always wanted to go to one and this was amazing! We also had dinner there.It is fun to imagine all of the famous illustrators that have had drinks in the bar there over the years.

We also went to Park Slope in Brooklyn to try a vegan restaurant owned by my second cousin Aimee called Sun in Bloom. The food was fantastic!

We also walked around the neighborhood. It is a lovely area.

Anyway, now madly playing catch up and atoning for my time off.

Aimee took this picture. We are towards the back where they were filming a reality show.