This past week was a special Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators featuring Military Working Dogs and their handlers. As one would expect – although the dogs didn’t “pose” in the traditional sense – they are extremely well trained so the handlers knew how to get them to hold or return to certain positions long enough for us to sketch them.
Anyone Comics in Crown Heights, Brooklyn not only hosts wonderful Life Drawing sessions on a regular basis, they now stock several of my Origami Comics for sale. These include: Pandora’s Box and its companion minicomic Origins of Origami Comics; Schrodinger’s Cat; Unfolded Tales; and Bonetti’s Defense.
Some recent sketches.
Here are a few sketches from June.
Some sketches from various life drawing events around NYC this month.
Art & Design High School in NYC holds its Draw-a-Thon (day-long life drawing event) in the Spring and Fall of each year. These are some of my favorite sketches from this spring’s Draw-a-Thon 9.
In all the hubbub surrounding MoCCAFest, I forgot to post some of my recent sketches.
First, a pair of sketches from a Sketch Night held at the Society of Illustrators just prior to MoCCAFest. The theme that night was “Star Trek First Contact Day”
Next up, some sketches of model Amy Hope from this month’s Drink & Draw NYC.
Here are photos of some of my MoCCA Festival “Speed Sketching” customers with their commissions.
Fun commissions not pictured (because I forgot to ask customers for photos): “Portrait of a Young Boy Stomping Godzilla,” “Black Panther Jumping Over a Log,” and “Wonder Woman Working at IT Desk” among others.
I was overall very pleased with how my “Speed Sketching” experiment worked out: it increased the total number of commissions requested; I was satisfied with the quality of sketches given the time allotted and my customers seemed happy as well; and it attracted attention/curiosity. The experience also gave me some good ideas for how to tweak and improve my technique and showmanship for next time.
If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and chat with me about my comics during MoCCA Festival, here’s the next best thing: an interview recorded with podcaster Jimmy Aquino for his Comic News Insider – Episode 840 (follow the link for a free download or find it on iTunes)! This episode also includes Jimmy’s MoCCA Fest interviews with John Leguizamo (Ghetto Known), Robin Ha (Cook Korean!), and Alisa Harris (Cooking Up Comics).