Wednesday, August 30, 2006

pencil heads

It's been a while since I've done a round of quick pencil portraits.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Claude Monet in San Francisco

I visited the Monet in Normandy exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Simply stunnning water lilies, haystacks, and a full range of his paintings were shown. I enjoyed looking at the ships and sea shores he painted, as I hadn't seen many of those kind. Here's my rendition of Ships Riding on the Seine at Rouen.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Sketchcrawl Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Here are drawings from my trip to Puerto Vallarta.

Underside of the palm leaf umbrella.

Busy streets were bustling with one lane for buses, three lanes for cars, trucks, etc. and then repeat going the other way.

These are a couple streets along the Malécon boardwalk, alongside downtown Puerto Vallarta. The mountains were covered in dense rainforest and dotted with houses peeking out.

The full name of the cathedral is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Church of Our Lady Guadalupe) and it sits just outside the main downtown square.

I didn't actually witness a bull fight - I was watching it on Mexican television.

Los Arcos was where I snorkeled. The little dots next to the boat represent people's heads bobbing on the surface.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

war fan

At the local park, there's morning martial arts by various groups - tai chi, Chinese long sword, etc. I did some quick gestures of the group practicing war fan.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Here are a couple mariachi players.

Atmos Trio is a groove jazz band with a 6-string bass player.