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Category: sketchbook

Large folks entering an empty house, with a cat sitting in a chair.

15 of 100, Meeting the newest baby

“Don’t wake it”, says one to the other. They crowd around to see the newest house member. Whispering and carefully creeping into the house, not daring to attract attention. The cluster outside is whispering as they wait for their turn to get a glimpse. Tiny fur baby sleep unaware of the silent admiration swirling in and out of the house.

ink drawing of green figures dancing about on a pink background
ink and marker illustration of the inside of a walkman.

12 of 100, Duel doodle, Gio vs Alex.

How many times have you taken something apart for the shear joy of discovery. That was me, add in a sense of dread, on this day. It started after school, walking home and head bopping. The music in my headphones warped, it was the tape innocently wrapped itself into the pulleys. My shock and lack of understanding where on full display as I heard the never to be forgotten crinkling sound. Panic, pull the plug and pray. Later at home, doom and gloom clouding my vision, I summoned years of watching my mom tune and repair her sewing machines. On …

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Drawing of two figures climbing into the canopy of a tree.
Four figures drawn in ink dance on a pink background
Drawing of break dancers using makers and ink.

9 of 100, Top Rock

Top rock is a preamble to a breakdancing set. The song break is going to hit. You get a rush and it’s your top rock that warns the crowd as you skillfully open up a hole. The elation you feel, body tightening and your senses narrowing as you set to your task. First the top rock, then the groundwork, followed up by a power move. There are freezes, transitions, tricks and flips sprinkled throughout a routine.Thats what a break dancer does.

drawing of a girl wearing a mask eating a large sandwich

8 of 100 days of art making

How to make the sandwich pictured below. The best sandwich starts with 10 slices of toasted whole wheat bread. Lay them out like a game of solitaire. Each slice will need a dollop of mayonnaise, a pinch of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Now add two crispy bacon strips to each slice. Depending on the season, a garnish of cucumber and spinach is added, but if it’s winter use sour cherries and pickle juice. The Cornish hens soaked in lemon juice and jalapeño peppers for 24 hours go next. Remember to separate the jalapeños, lemon juice and Cornish …

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pink two dogs marker drawing
Watercolor and pen in sketchbook pages
Five isometric robots with pink background
sketchbook page, for 100 days of drawing, lots of pink

Late night doodles

Yes, up late and making marks on paper, today I’m rocking a red sharpie, a red dry erase and a red Windsor Newton watercolor maker. Dogs and peaceshocka for pages. All tiny little thorny. Small micro dogs stitched and fat. Dogs thin tiny little… again and again. lots of red. Peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace….all red then I switch to using a strange black ink brush pen, foam tip style… not my fave, it might be a bit dry.

woman sitting on a large chair by alex feliciano

Tuesday night’s figure drawing event, look at (iPad and Paper53) work.

Tuesday’s bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. This week was destiny came to model for us. I was teaching my Street Art class till 7:30 so showed up a bit late. I missed the one minute warm-up poses. Great lighting as always and the snacks are good although right now i’m working on my heath so no cookies.   I got there just in time for the last two five minute poses. Line drawing in Red ink of Destiny stretching with hands forward. Five minute pose. Hunched and resting, line drawing with red ink of Destiny, five minute pose. One leg forward, sitting …

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More Post-it note fun

I have been using these little yellow squares like crack, little doodle yellow scraps of sticky paper. Loving the ‘Stabilo’ point 88 markers. Doodling while kids are at karate. alway carry markers. I might make a Block, for printing out of this one. I have never done a multiple print block print, But… Expanding ‘There’ and ‘Their’ to Oscar (6) while in the middle of a monster doodle fight. Having a great day and doodling it in small moments of time.

alex feliciano Post-It notes

Three woman paintings

Update: Three woman paintings, they are working out. I have been finding moments to paint. Clem reminds me while she finds a warm spot on the floor in the studio. (Thanks Steve for the great easel). Three woman paintings, 30″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas. I have been going to a open sketch group and working up painting based on some of the sketches. Every painting is getting more pumped to get to the next one. The patterns in this one is making me happy, slowly I go. This is Clem’s favorite painting.  

Alex Feliciano figure drawing at the drawing event

Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

First of the year Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. Thanks for the great event, Ann M. rocked it, and the Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group started my year off great. Tonights sketches all posted below.   Twenty minute sessions: The shadows tonight were great, the light was behind her and she was bathed in shadows. I had to really work to see the subtle changes. Ten minute sessions: I have finished this book, next book is a bigger spiral bound, I’m very excited to wreck a new one. Five minute sessions: The HANDS! She had great hand, holding wonderfully, casting shadows, and interesting archs… …

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woman on a couch

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 …

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Lots of figure drawing lately. It is good to draw like this again. I went to a class in Alpharetta, the ‘Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group’. They have a nice academic format, ten to twenty one minute warm ups, then some five and ten minute drawings. Oh and did I mention the cookies, lots of cookies. Then after a cookie break we do some longer poses. On this day, my first time at the event I forgot to note the times for each drawing… fear not I will fix that in the future. This was a short pose, I felt like warming up with hands. …

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

Doodling while eating my noodling.

Internal combustion, eat berries, and creating pink methane. Then you fall in love buy a sofa. When your away your dog is sleeping in your spot. The reindeer have EPA restrictions, and green camouflage. Deer are color blind that’s why they have stylist. A good stylist get kisses. Love is like a reindeer kiss.