Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Beatles Help!

I completed the drawing I started last week, still and always inspired by the music of my favorite band since I was a kid.  This was so much fun! When I was a teenager, I made a comic book of the band's musical career for a history assignment. Drawing the Fab Four brought back a ton of memories.

Gesture drawings from the Croquis Cafe YouTube channel. 


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Half of the Beatles

I wanted to draw something inspired by the Winter Olympics, then I thought about skiing as I was listening to the Beatles, so this came up...and I'm doing just fine! 

Gestures from the YouTube channel "The Croquis Cafe".

To be continued ...



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Murphy Brown

One of my favorite sitcoms growing up was Murphy Brown. I was too young and not fluent enough in English to understand the political and journalistic aspects when it aired, but I could understand the physical humor and the stereotypes cracked me up. By the last season, I was old enough to enjoy most of the complexities and deeper implications of certain plot points. It was announced recently that the show would make a return. I'm all for it if it's done well. I'm crossing my fingers and rooting for Murphy Brown.

I found a classic clip on YouTube where Murphy sings Aretha Franklin's You Make Me Feel Like as she is making her self comfy at home after a workday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxF--4pLzhc  The drawing doesn't do her justice, but it was a pretty swell afternoon looking at references online from the sitcom!

Gestures drawings are from the Croquis Cafe YouTube channel.



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Zviane

This week's drawing inspired by an artist who's spontaneous, fresh and joyfully honest take on life I've always admired. She is a graphic novel author (bédéiste) and pianist. She's been traveling a lot lately and her IG stories have brought so much happiness. I drew her in a pose that she took in one of her videos. Her feet were not in the frame, so I had her wear Sailor Moon boots (she's a fan).  Long live Zviane!

Gesture warm-up drawings by the Croquis Cafe on YouTube.



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dad and Dash

Not too long ago, my aunt gave me a beautiful family picture where my dad was still a child. I'm biased because  we are working hard on Incredibles 2 right now, but he reminded me of Dash. After all, he was a little blond boy with blue eyes in the late 50s.

Gesture drawings from the Croquis Cafe on YouTube.