Monday, November 15, 2010

Los Feliz Figure Drawing



Recently I've been attending the Los Feliz Figure Drawing Workshop in Los Feliz right off of Kingswell and Hillhurst. Here's the link. It's such a refreshing thing to do as I haven't drawn from life since I graduated CCS in the Spring! I was a bit rusty but got back into it pretty quickly! I really love drawing from the figure, its extremely relaxing and there are no deadlines! I plan on attending as much as I can. For those of you in Los Angeles that haven't been there yet, check it out. Here is some info from their website:

"We are hosting lifedrawing and painting workshops Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 pm. Both evenings are twenty-five minute poses for uninstructed drawing. We are located at 4451 Kingswell Ave, at the Northeast corner of Kingswell and Hillhurst in the heart of Los Feliz Village. There's a long driveway and we're all the way at the back, through a little courtyard to a burgundy door. The donation is fifteen dollars per session on a pay as you go basis."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Camping at the Malibu Creek State Park









I've been meaning to post about this since Halloween. My newly married friends Molly (Jacques) Erickson and Cody Erikson, and myself went camping at the Malibu Creek State Park instead of the normal Halloween deal. Sorry Trick 'r Treaters. :) We had a great time camping under the stars, hiking through the mountains and taking plenty of pictures. Well Cody did anyways, I totally forgot my camera!

We only spent for two days but it was definitely a refreshing experience to be out in the woods again. I'm a Michigan boy through and through so I need woodsy fresh air once in awhile. I'm happy that I went on this last minute adventure because I love making good memories with my best buddies.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 3D TRADING CARDS: TOPPS CARDS




A few months back, I was contacted by Topps Cards to create 106 Empire Strikes Back sketch cards. Every morning I would start sketching 1 or 2 of these, while watching clips from my favorite Star Wars... that's right The Empire Strikes Back!

Seeing as though I've been a long time Star Wars fan I could turn down this opportunity to draw Storm Troopers, Star Destroyers, and the whole gang!

Topps Cards was also nice enough to send me a whole box of the trading cards! I will be auctioning these off very soon however I thought I would make a Pre Auction Sale to readers of this blog as well as Scoundrel Art Community Forum Members.