Monday, March 29, 2010

Hong Kong / China Sketches (March 2010)

Sorry it's been a while since my last post!  It's been a busy year so far, and I'm trying to get my feet back on the ground :)

Recently, I had the privilege of taking a business trip to Hong Kong & China for the past couple of weeks – and while I took my sketchbook with me, I didn't have too much time to draw...but nevertheless, here are a few pages below.  Quick sketches & watercolors took place on Cheung Chau Island, Lantau Island (where the Tian Tan Buddha – aka "The Big Buddha" – resides), Dongguan Railway Station, and the Hong Kong International Airport.  Some touch-ups were added later.

Thanks for visiting & for your support!

 This post is dedicated to Norm.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit (3/6/10 - 3/13/10)

The above Little Do They Know strip was specially done for the upcoming Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit – an online art auction which will take place March 6 - March 13.

A couple of colleagues from Blue Sky Studios (the animation studio behind such popular films as Ice Age and Horton Hears a Who!) have created a film titled Brownstones to Red Dirt, a documentary about a pen pal program – and its lasting effect of hope and inspiration – between a group of children living in the housing projects of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and war orphans living in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit is an extension of the film – and all proceeds of sales will go towards helping to build a school for the kids in Sierra Leone, and to help create a school library for the kids in Bed-Stuy.

Artists from around the world have been invited to contribute original artwork done on birch wooden postcards (courtesy of Night Owl Paper Goods) – many of which are based upon the central "Pen Pals" theme of the film project.  Please take a moment to visit the art benefit's blog to read more about this wonderful cause, and to see works by dozens of incredible artists!

You can also click here to sign up for notifications when the auction goes live this Saturday.  Happy bidding & thank you for your support!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

26th World Wide SketchCrawl and The Drawing Club (2/25/10)

Times have been a bit busy lately, but it was nice to do even a little bit of sketching in the last few days.

This past Saturday was the 26th World Wide SketchCrawl.  Since it was a rainy day, our Los Angeles group met at the Central Library in Downtown LA.  I actually spent more time visiting with other artists than drawing...but here are a couple pages of people sketches (I wish I could say I did any justice to the amazing architecture of the library itself, but that didn't quite pan out):

I also attended The Drawing Club last Thursday.  Mark Wenzel posed as "The Magician".  Below are a few watercolor sketches from that evening:

Please visit to see works by other artists and to learn more about this world wide drawing marathon.

For more information on The Drawing Club, please visit:

Thanks for visiting!