Monday, July 30, 2007

More Rooster ACEOs

I did so many because I kept trying to make them smaller.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenge #127

I have to admit, I wasn't sure what a sky scape looked like. After looking up a definition and seeing a sample I found out that I could draw my rock.

Tooth Rock. Located right above my house. It's huge! When people hike up there they look very tiny next to it. When I first moved to San Diego I did some lengthy mental calculations and figured out that if it rolls down, it won't hit me. No worries.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Comic-Con Day 2 and EDM #129

I found it kind of funny that suddenly my sketchbook entries have little comic panels and balloon bubbles! I guess comic con got to me. This is also EDM Challenge #129, People doing something. I drew a lot of people waiting and also people speaking on panels.

This is from "How to Create Successful Comics Page Layouts". On the right side are people waiting for the "New Voices in Graphic Novels" panel to begin.

"Fresh Faces.." panel: Miriam Katin, Leland Myrick, George O'Connor, David Petersen, and Jamie Tanner. Moderated by Calvin Reid.

Jeff Watts giving a Portrait painting demonstration.

George Gladir , Archie Comics writer and creator of Sabrina. Batton Lash, cartoonist.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Comic-Con Official Day 1

I started the day with a Scream 2007 award panel. Purchased more autographed books from autobiographical cartoonists and got home exhausted.

Linda Blair from the Exorcist was on the Scream 2007 panel.

Hell Boy

This guy in the white sunglasses cracked me up when people were trying to take pictures of the costumed guests.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Comic-Con Preview Night

Comic Con 2007 Day 1 - If you like being around millions of people, this is the place for you. There was a lot of waiting tonight so sketching people was easy. I got to see Shannon Wheeler, one of my favorite creators. I got a Too Much Coffee Man t-shirt, coffee mug, a signed book and a picture. I bought 3 autobiographical books from Ryan Claytor which he also signed and drew pictures in for me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenge #128

Everyday Matters Challenge 128 is Draw a view from one room to another. This is the view of my kitchen, through the den, entry way and living room. It's done with a rollerball pen and watercolor in a moleskine.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fallbrook, The Avocado Capital of the World

Everyday Matters Challenge #72 is Draw something new or go somewhere new to you and draw what you find. Write about it too.

I went to a tiny hospital in Fallbrook, California to see my sister who was visiting from Tennessee. I got to see my sedated, recovering niece and her dad too. I sketched when we weren't laughing and having a gay old time. It was a great visit. (my niece is doing fine)

My sister has changed a little but for the better. Below is my sketchbook journal entry for today.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenge #126 Draw a sponge

This is my EDM Challenge number 126. Draw a sponge. It was done in my Moleskine with pencil and watercolor.

Oceanside Harbor and Marina

This is the completed piece that I started last week. I have listed it on Ebay click if you would like to bid AND thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

EDM #10 Draw a hand

Everyday Matters Challenge #10 is Draw your hand or hands (or someone elses) THIS is my hand drawing. I like the yellowish paper of the Moleskine.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hernandez Hideaway

I have been working on the exercises from the book Keys to Drawing with Imagination and going out with various art groups on location. I finished and framed Hernandez Hideaway, a piece I did about 90% on location at Lake Hodges California.

This piece is posted on Ebay.

These are figure drawings done with some friends in Ramona.

4 minute poses

20 minute poses

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hamels Surf and Skate Rentals, Mission Beach, CA

I went to the Belmont Park in Mission Beach to sketch and paint today. It is the home of the first and only roller coaster ride I have ever been on. It was double scary in the 70s because the wooden frame looked a little old and rickety at the time. It has since been restored and I was impressed with the look of the area. It has some neat restaurants and shops in the main entertainment area surrounded by some of the older buildings.

My drawing is of Hamel's Surf and Skate Rental. There is a Tattoo Parlor right next to it. I am lucky I got another EDM Challenge done. Number 36 is draw out in public.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

NCSFA Sketch and Paint Out- Oceanside Harbor and Marina

We had a great turn out at the North County Society of Fine Arts Sketch and Paint Out today. We met at the Oceanside Harbor and Marina in Oceanside, California.

Some of the sketchers and painters.

This is my little 5x7 inch oil done on canvas board at the sketch and paint out today. I still want to clean it up and change some of it. All the same blue bothers me.


"Cheese" was at my house when I came home from a paint out. I showed her my oil of the light house and she showed me pics of a mural she painted with a friend. She gave me permission to post them on my blog. I think they are pretty cool . . . the mural was done on butcher paper with tempera.

Monday, July 09, 2007


I'm excited, I sold these 2 little pieces of Old Poway Park on ebay today! One image is 3x5 the other is about 4x6 inches. The scans came out a little blurry.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

EDM Challenge 122 Shade

This is my shade challenge. A piece I have been working on the last few days. When I draw with ink, I don't pencil first. This piece had 2 major errors but I managed to scratch the ink off with an exacto knife then paint over it. Thanks to the thick watercolor paper.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

EDM Challenge #125 Draw something yellow

I got a deal at the farmers' market today. My $5.00 bunch of flowers looked like 2 bunches! This is a little yellow flower from the bouquet. mmmm I'm thinking about this yellow. Did I make mud or is it the new gomboge yellow that makes it look orange . . . probably a little of each. Everyday Matters.


If you would like to play, my name is zippers.

Friday, July 06, 2007

EDM 125 Draw a bird

Here is my bird,
lately I have been on a rooster kick.

Everyday Matters

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rooster ACEO

A new rooster aceo.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

EDM 123 Draw a bell

This is my everyday matters challenge #123 Draw a bell. Service please.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Oceanside Marina and Harbor

Susan, Joan and I went to Oceanside Marina and Harbor to check out the location of our next Sketch and Paint Out. We did a little sketching then had Fish and Chips.