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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Art Lesson #101: Yo Quiero Fun but Serious Artwork

A couple of quick ideas. I recently heard on the radio that the Taco Bell Chihuahua recently pasted away, so sad. Here are a couple of adds that Taco Bell may have passed up on.

I'll leave you with this short story...I was walking in downtown Seattle last night when a woman passed me on the street. She had a dog in her cleavage! My curiosity got the best of me so I stopped the lady to ask what kind of dog it was. She replied a Chi-Chihuahua!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

DAY 100: The Reward Is In The Doing Of It.

It is done. 100 drawings, 100 days. But don't worry. It isn't over yet. I may take a day or two off from the drawing and posting but I'll be back shortly. I've created great momentum drawing from what use to be a sketchy habit. But, I think I've illustrated to myself that if I pencil in the time to do it, it gets done. And, that is my reward.

Thank you to all those friends who helped in the beginning by requesting their own free drawing and a thank you to everyone who checks out the blog. I appreciate your interest in what I am doing.

Here is drawing 100. It again, like yesterdays, is a bit bigger but when I scanned it I ended up liking the little portion more than the whole. So, I think I leave it at that.

Do keep checking back. I am working on putting the 100 drawings into a book. It will a nice little present to see the progression from day 1 to day 100.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day 99: Elida Luna

Only one more day left to reach 100 days of consecutive drawing. Amazing.

Last nights drawing was slightly larger than the previous 98 and it did not fit on my scanner bed. So, I scanned it anyway and then I quickly photographed it so you can see the full drawing.

I have completed numerous drawings of my family over the years and in particular of my grandmother. In behind the moon is one of those drawings that is now in the collection of a very good patron, Dallene Bracken. It is of my grandmother when she was in Traverse City, Michigan picking cherries. My grandparents and my parents were migrant workers. These are the people that pick your produce for very little pay. I am very grateful for the strength of my family. For my mother and my grandparents, who were able to provide for me more than I could have ever imagined.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 96, 97 and 98: Elida Luna

Aye Dios Mio! Only two more days left! I do not believe it. I was talking to a good friend about the drawings and I don't know what is more shocking that a hundred drawings will have been completed or a 100 days just flew by. I am excited to see what happens Wednesday night, most likely drinking, maybe some drawing, definitely some drinking.

I went home this weekend to visit my grandmother. It was a very nice visit.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 94: Las Lunas

And, this would be my grandmother and grandfather.
E.L + C.L.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 93: Elida Luna

My grandmother again as a very young woman.
Just a quick thought as I near the end of my 100 drawings, practice. I made the conscious realization that drawing is like anything else; to get better at it or even to maintain your skill level you have to practice. Seems pretty common sense but for some reason, for a long time, I didn't do it enough. It should be a daily event like breakfast.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 92: Elida Luna

This is my grandmother. Con mucho amor.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Day 89, 90 & 91: Not Quite Finished.

I thought I had exhausted the photographs and ideas for this series of drawings. I suppose I was half right. However, I did manage to complete another half used sketch book. Yea, for me!
Tonight I hope to embark on something else for the last nine drawings. Can you believe it? Nine more drawings until 100. Here are this weekends additions.

Lost a Piece and Found of Mind

Circling Overhead

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 88: Termino

I think I have come to the end of this series...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 87: No Mas Trabajo

This was totally unintentional, a happy accident. I guess it could be the universe trying to tell me something.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 86: Dos Dibujos, Dos Elefantes Mas.

A treat for you and me. I completed two drawings last night. The first one is my regular drawing for the evening. The second one is for a patron who really wanted the first Dos Elefantes drawing that went to my friend Jason. Since it wasn't available I created a new one. Enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 82, 83 & 84: Plus a Bonus Print!

#82: Insert Bird Here
#83: Pioneer Square
#84: Insert Human Here
This print was commissioned by my good friend Kyle for his very lovely girlfriend, Cynthia. These are her pooches Topsy and Toby. Happy Birthday Cynthia!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 81: Feeling Double

Feeling much better in regards to where this drawing ended up. My solution to yesterday's doldrums were to cut into, combine and use multiple photographs. Although, still fighting the urge to scrawl, scribble and write. In actuality I wish I had more letter stickers. I really enjoyed the look of the pre-printed and static lettering against the textured charcoal.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day 80: Cansado

I have been very sleepy all week. And, as I post this drawing I am very unenthusiastic about it. It seems tired, stuck in a rut. These drawings have to go some where and all the good ones are being sold. I now only have twenty more left to do. I figure I better do something to keep them fresh. Any ideas?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 79: El Libro de los Dibujos O Dónde Está el Puerco?

This is a dedicated to my lawyer. Matt, if I give you drawings do they count as a retainer?

I have done something that I believe is the first time ever! I have completely filled a sketch book. I have this compulsion to buy sketch books and never fill any of them. I even have some that I have never opened. Sad, I know. However, doing a drawing every day seems to be the cure for that. If I can curb my addiction to buying any sketch books and use the ones I have, my guess it would take at least five years before I had to buy another one, at least!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 78: Tree vs. Smokestack

I feel like this drawing is missing something but couldn't bring myself to actually do anything more. My first inclination was to scrawl something along the bottom. But, no that was the wrong place and would ruin the flow and negative space that is happening there.

My second reaction was to write in the grey space toward the top of the photograph. This is a perfect place that would catch your eye and then draw it downward. However, in both instances I came to the conclusion I didn't have anything to write. I could just scribble but that, pardon the pun, doesn't say anything.

Now as I recount the process of creating the drawing, it has occurred to me what I should have done. And, I will most likely try with today's drawing.

Tune in tomorrow to see what happens to the daring artist Luna C as he battles pencil and paper in a duel to the end. And now a word from our sponsor...

What did the tree say to the smokestack? "You haven't moved from that spot all night except to ask for a light!"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 74, 75, 76 & 77: El Fin de la Semana, Grande!

Thursday...Crow vs. Rooster.
Friday...Attack of the Branches
Saturday...Birdhouse or Sanctuary
Sunday...4 to 1


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Day 73: Una Reunión

So ends the work week today for most people. I'm sorry for those of you it doesn't. It is a long holiday weekend and I am actually not going anywhere. So, I may continue to post daily through the weekend or I may post four drawings on Monday. I haven't decided. I suppose it depends on how inebriated I remain throughout the weekend.

Plans are to do a little landscaping. Stone is on my mind. I am very into natural stone these days. I just love the look. I am into combining natural formations with machined or crafted wood and metal. There is something very interesting when these two things come together.