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New York

I visited New York this weekend and brought my sketchbook along. I did the drawings below as well as some really bad life drawings that prompted me to go back to drawing in big sketchbooks.

One of them looks like Tangled. I’m actually really obsessed with Eyvind Earle’s designs for Sleeping Beauty, so I roughed that drawing out with Earle in mind before boarding my bus. I do have Glen Keane’s pencil drawings for Tangled pinned up over my desk, that might explain the Disney’s Rapunzel girl.

I borrowed Jon’s Once Upon A Time In The West DVD. So good!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIgNCD3nzOg]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReHF1iDoYqU]

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Bar Sketches

I’ve been telling myself for the longest time to sketch at cafes more often, but I don’t sit down for coffee often so it would take quite some effort. I decided this weekend I would do it but instead at a bar, since there are more interesting people. Andy Hood and I had a bit of trouble finding bars full of people at 5PM on a Saturday, but after a short walk, we settled on Tattooed Mom.

I drew the man in the red cap twice but I made his cap bigger in the second sketch because he seemed to have a lot on his mind…or he was just bored.

I drew the bartender (with the glasses) and it was a pretty lousy sketch. Then I realized how menacing his glasses could look, so he became the devil in my second sketch of him.

I sketched with this handy Faber-Castell pencil I’ve had lying around my house since I was a kid. I’m pretty sure this pencil is older than I am. It was totally untouched and unsharpened until this summer since it’s too big for normal sharpeners, but I whittle my pencils with knives now. After tonight, I think I’m falling in love with this pencil.

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