Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Installment of Food Courties....

A combo of some dog park gestures and the fine folk of the food court: This next one has a special story. I come into the food court, pick a very empty table, sit down, and proceed to draw. Give or take five minutes and out of nowhere this very crazy lady comes up to me and insists I move because I'm in her seat....I really just want to draw so I get up and move a whopping 4 tables down and resume drawing---though I start to watch her out of the corner of my eye. She proceeds to walk over to a nearby Orange Julius to order something and that's my cue to start drawing--the final selling point, aside from the outfit, was the fat oozing over the handles of her walker, making her look like she was wedged in there good and tight(I wouldn't have drawn her otherwise, but after her assault, she was immediately put into the territory of 'no mercy'). So enjoy and watch out--she's a looney one.

These two mark the "closing chapter in one sketchbook, while another one begins." The woman on the left who is munching away on nachos was the final drawing in the sketchbook I started in June. Miss Tanline is the first drawing in my newly started sketchbook. That tanline was blazingly bright against the rest of her skin....she was on the other side of the food court and I could definately make out that swimsuit line. Yikes(and it's soooo skimpy! What in the world kind of swimsuit was she wearing...eww)

Alright, well this is the last of the mall updates. Tomorrow I leave for a little week long vacation(roadtrip!)--though drawing is definately on the itinerary, see ya'll in August!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Muggle Mall

Had some time to kill before a showing of Half-Blood Prince. So off to the food court to draw me some muggles!

Here's the classic Hallmark couple! The margaritas also circled around to her front--I've actually renamed her, "Miss Margarita-ville" The wife did all the ordering while her husband really just stood there and chewed his giant kind of spell could have conjured up a more unique pair.

Oh yeah, and the movie itself was alright--much better than some of the previous ones. Still felt incredibly rushed and the ending was quite frankly a letdown, but some scenes(like the cave, and when Harry is under the influence of the luck potion) were awesome. The Burrow on fire didn't sit well with me(unless I'm wrong...that didn't even HAPPEN in the book) and that time could have been better spent. I did like how the special effects blended in with the film, didn't really call attention and distract from anything else on screen. Good characters--Malfoy, Snape, and Slughorn were superb and stole the show.Didn't really care about all the 16 year old relationship drama....again, could have been time better spent on let us say, memories of Voldemort, but what can ya do...I'm still looking forward to the next installment.

Happy Harry Potter Day, ya'll!

For hilarity's sake I decided to visit an old topic I used to draw...
Not done when I was 10 years old; nor 11. These were drawn between the ages of 15-17 years old....yeah. Lots of terribly funny things wrong with these doodles, unfortunately I can't find an actual "portrait" of Potter, oh well. Anyhow, a couple of years later and here's ol' HP drawn just over an hour ago:
Blazin' broomsticks, butterbeer, and all that wizardry stuff. Probably be another 4 years before I revisit, "The Boy Who Lived."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tales from the USPS Line...Chap.1

I was recently hired at a local UPS store. That's going all dandy....well, part of my job is to drive over to the downtown Postal Office and pick up the store's mail because it also handles regular mail. Today was special because myself and one of my managers had to wait in line to buy some packs of "Forever Stamps." The line we're in is ridiculously long, with only one employee working behind the counter. We've been slowly moving forward for the past 15 minutes when my manager leans over and whispers in a very excited tone, "Oh my god, there's quite the character behind us. When you can, look at the guy in the black scooter." Of course there's about 4 people between ourselves and the guy in the scooter, so I glance over and only see a white mane. My manager has now pulled out his iPhone in an attempt to photograph this character...but trying to not look like he's trying to take a picture. Well 3 failed attempts at getting a good shot later, we're called up to the counter to make our stamp purchase. As we're walking by the line of people and up to the counter, I finally get a good look at what's attached to the white mane:
We left the store in a fit of giggles, puzzling over this character. This is day 5 on the job....can't wait for what's next. The in-store stories have pretty much supplied me with film ideas for the next 100 years.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

For all the Smooth Criminals...

My Mom has been asking if I could draw Michael Jackson...since I know her favorite video of his is, "Smooth Criminal" I went and did some super-quick gesture studies based on the actual video. That leaning move, while I know the secret behind it, is still pretty mind-blowing.

Did these later on...since "Beat it" and "Bad" are favorites of mine(though Weird Al's renditions make these particularly iconic).

Sorry for the poor quality, can't get the best lighting at 11 at night.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sketchy Updates

The last of the horse gestures. The show ended last Sunday---with surprisingly enough, calf roping.

Another round of the latest mall locals. Included here is "Eagle flying over mountain range" shirt guy. Though he would have slayed me if he had worn the--Three Wolf Moon shirt that's sweeping the nation. However, I'm sure it'll be in his closet shortly...maybe by the next full moon?

Saturday was the Fourth of July and my Mom and I scooted over to the Ashland Parade.

My vantage point. Nice huge quality so not a single detail is missed. Unfortunately, my "Most Patriotic Person" award cannot be bestowed this year. Not a single person passed by that could top last year's winner. Oh well, here are some honorable mentions:

Yes, there's a little old woman clutching a Bible. And yes, she's wearing a lime-green regular bike helmet. She was apart of the parade---and right behind her was a blazing red sign that read, "Jesus." Really nothing else to say about that.