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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

More figure drawing. I skipped into the figure drawing event today, like a kid going to get ice cream. The model was super and the lighting was challenging (in a good way).

The short 3 and 5 minute poses came first, then a cookie break and then back to drawing with some longer poses.

This time I didn’t forget to note the times for each drawing.

A three minute pose.

Getting into the 3 Minute thing, But I miss my blue pencil.

This one was super awesome, the model was doing a scary ‘ROAR’ pose but kept laughing. Looking at again I think I was able to get that in the drawing.

More three’s

Now some five minute drawings, the light is good on this one. going from 3 min to 5 min feels decadent.

The model has a pole, really focusing in on the hands and fingers.

Another pole 5 minute pole.

A 10 minute pose and I didn’t know what to do with myself, I spent the extra time on the hair.

Toes are very important. I continued working on the head (on the next page) after i ran out of space


Head hair and face, part of the previous 10 minute.

A twenty minute drawing, up went the hair. A had lots of time to think and see shadows.

The model picked up a guitar and I couldn’t resist working on the feet. They very rarely sit still. 20 min to be continued on the next page.
A quick Fun Fact: When I was in school our teacher, Mr Wyroba, had us draw 50 hands and 50 feet. At the time was was perplexed at the breath of such an undertaking. I remember the Michelangelo hand drawings and photocopies out of the ‘Anatomy for the Artist’ hands being passed around like they where cheat sheets. There were also the empty threats to do all fifty as middle finger salutes. I am so grateful for the support of my classmates and that lesson. I talk about the importance of hands and feet as a form of expression when ever I get the chance.

With 5 minutes-ish left I wanted to work on her hand holding the guitar.

Back to the feet for the last minute.

With this 20 minute I wanted to map some color. The light was taunting me with blue shadows.

Yes that is a giant guitar, very flat and it was hard to change my paradigm so I wrote it in.

A nice outline.

The last 15 minute, I think the model fell asleep on this one, I was able to focus on the face here.

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Making isometric robots

robot army

I’m having a great time playing with isometric robots.. I’m using #madewithpaper / fiftythree.com, more drawings, musing and doodles at alexfeliciano.com.

small robot
Robotic fart.
Main street robot
Main street with giant robots.
robotic vehicle
Isometric robotic vehicle ready for action.
Rogue robot
Rogue robot, isometric style. The pink Breadstick delivery robot.
Pink and blue robots.
Mr. Pink as a robot.
robot army
No. 41 please step out of line. A portrait of a pink robot army, fading into the distance.
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Deer In The House, next to cardboard city.

drawing pen and ink deer in a living room, with pink clouds coming from it's humps.

Doodling while eating my noodling. More from the sketchbook, I have had little time to work on paintings but that is because my studio is in a state of neglect becoming the dumping ground for lots of great ideas that need to be worked on.

ink drawing of a front yard with boxes in it.
A bucnch of cardboard boxes taped together for the purpose of entertaining kids for the weekend.
drawing pen and ink deer in a living room, with pink clouds coming from it's humps.
A visit from the methane deer elicits no response from maggie. She is happy to wait till the scene plays itself out. I find the methane deer to be a magical creature and jump up to shoo it out of the house.
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Finshed this sketch book

I wrapped up this ‘moleskin, cassette’ book, full of unlined writing/journal pages, good for markers and pens but curled a bit with watercolors.

Hanging out with ‘P’. Notice the sweet adidas jacket, I will post the painting I did from this sketch later. 
Clem like to lay still while she gets her portrait done.


The boys watching ‘The princess bride’ with mom.

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Sketchbook update…

green person moving across letters

I has been a minute. I have a few sketch book pages to share. Playing with watercolors and ink. Wanted to see how far I could push a throw up.

watercolored graffitti letters

Shark and submarine, 2015, fun with letters.

 Block head, 2015. Silly.

letters painted with watercolorMmmm the body is magic, 2015. I plan on exploring this more.

letters that look like a face.Now with teeth, 2015. Squishy, nice try more work to do.

green person moving across letters

Green breakthrough, 2015. Watercolor pen and fun, little dude pushing green letters.

So I will be posting more often, as a catalyst to creating more work.

Keeping me on my toes. Paint, publish, repeat!

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Friday sketchbook review

love style, Sketchbook Friday

Hola, I have been hard at work making paintings for the Hive (LA), and getting The Sis & Moon Studio looking good. So the “Friday Sketchbook review” has been taking a back seat, But I’m back on track now. The materials haven’t changed much, water color box, fountain water color brush, fountain ink brush, and sketchbook. I have added a few color pencils and a white gel pen (LOVE). I also have just started a new sketchbook, you will see the work next friday from that one, It’s a Moleskine and I look forward to wrecking it.

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Love, a “P” meets an “E” for some alphabetical lovin.

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Smile peace, this is how you smile with half a jaw.

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More smile peace, having fun with letters, ‘PE’.

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What would you wish for, if it was Friday? Rainbow powers….

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This is what your old mix tapes have turned into, free and wild.

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Fun watching the kids race up and down the hill.

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What dogs wish for on Fridays? Trips to the woods….

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Touch his nose it should be wet. If it’s dry then your dog might be sick.

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Next exploding grenade arrows!!
With diamonds, hunting wild almond alligators.
Sitting on airboats in the Everglades.
Pulling dinosaurs into the future,
That’s when we where picked up by space police,
They gave us two choices,
So back to the future,
Aiming condoms at Billy Ray.
It was all up to the kid… Aim (check) Always sharp.
When we got back… drama.

Space police tapping my sleeping head,
My young arrow spitter is getting ready,
Turns out the president sent for us. Without Miley the aliens aren’t scared and invade…
This time Back Back to the future with a space invader theme!

 

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Friday sketchbook review

Dec 7th, 2013 – Jan 10th, 2014

Hello it has been a busy end and beginning of the year, I got a chance to see lots of family, and it was great! So this is what I’ve been working on for the last few weeks.

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“I don’t think the turkeys going to be ready for dinner”, oops. Run to store and buy a cooked chicken (Bak bak).

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little girl.

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Sketching at the High museum with Damien and Oscar.

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Mima and Susan are in town, “Lets make some stuff.” and “Lets try that Pho place.” Love it!

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“AHHHHHHHHH, I want a Pony!!!”, schools canceled for two days, time to make more stuff with the boys.

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I got a pony, Hurray.

 

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Friday’s sketchbook review…

This week Nov 16th – 22nd, 2013

I got a lot done this week. I will do a break down of the water color set soon. Water color set (Lego’s inside a Altoids case), water reservoir brush, ink reservoir brush, pink highlighter, and a white color pencil. I think there was also a red fine roller ball, a green highlighter and a purple sharpie.IMG_3589

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