Sketching History: Cubs Win the World Series!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

World Series watercolor 1

I don't usually watch baseball, but it was the Cubs. In the World Series. In Cleveland! So yeah, we tuned in to see the last inning. And yeah, it was nice to watch it from California, because it didn't end in the middle of the night for us.

World Series watercolor 2


Roundup: Last of Inktober

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Unlike in 2015, I wasn't as diligent about sketching every single day for this year's Inktober. Distractions included the ongoing soap opera that is our election. Still, I managed to crank out a good number of drawings.

Here's a quick portrait of M. done with a bottle of Higgins Blue waterproof ink that I found at a tag sale ages ago.

portrait in blue

A quick one of Santa Teresa County Park on an overcast day.

Overcast Day Santa Teresa County Park

And the KQED building in downtown San Jose.

KQED building San Jose

The interior of a deli in Carmel.

Carmel deli

The third and final Clinton-Trump debate.

Clinton Trump 3rd Debate

Faces from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Sketching from The Late Show

The corner of 18th and Guerrero in San Francisco's Mission district, while waiting for a dinner reservation.

18th and Guerrero San Francisco

A carpet beetle, to serve as the reference for my Halloween costume.

carpet beetle

A quick prep sketch for a commission I'm working on.

J house prep sketch

The Mountain View train station, while waiting for the MVGO shuttle to the office.

Mountain View train station

Inktober wouldn't be Inktober without some surreal word association sketches (M. opens vintage National Geographic magazines and gives me five words at random; my task is to tie them together in a drawing).

Iditarod tea party

dentist snowplow

phone operator

Some faces from TV.

inktober faces1

faces2 inktober 2016

And last but not least, a little Halloween sketch.

halloween 2016

That's it for this year's installment of Inktober!