Friday, November 30, 2012

Mr. A. and Mike: "The Floor Guys" and Others at J's, BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER, THE BOOK!

            by Carlos Ubillus
On Wednesday, not my normal day there, I had lunch at Taco Jalisco's.
The "Floor Guys" were there!
Carlos was there too.
He came by my table and saw that I was drawing the floor guys (lower photo, far left)
so he went back behind the counter and drew them too on the back of his order pad. (top photo)!
It's really fun having an artist friend to draw with this way! Thanks Carlos, for letting me post your wonderful drawing.
Another fun thing was coming home and showing my DH my ink drawing of the two men, and hearing him say: "Oh yeah, it's the guys who did our floors!"
See me smile huge!
Two guys KNEW WHO I had drawn!


Then I drew all these folks. This begins my second year of drawing at Taco Jalisos. So maybe the beginning of BOOK 2! The Couple" is there on the right, but I had to draw him in front of her due to who I could see when, because of the crowd... the guy on the right with the cap is one guy drawn in two views. The dark man far right was sitting right in front of me.

 Another day "The Couple" is back now by the window.
I think I've drawn the guy in front with the tie before.

This was a rainy day. I swear almost everyone who came in was wearing black! 
The two guys on the right are talking across the table to two other guys in black.

 I sure love drawing at Taco Jalisco!
Linking these drawings over at Paint Party Friday!
Follow there via the icon on my side bar.
Lots of great art to see.
Now it's time for the DRAWING for my
Thank you to everyone who said they'd love to win a copy of my soon to be published book,
"One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole
A Year of drawing over lunch at Taco Jalisco"
over 30 of you left a comment saying you'd like to be in the draw!
It warms my heart to know that that many of you would like to own my book!
So here goes: Da Da Ta Dat TA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Thanks for joining me in both the celebration of reaching 200 (now 206) followers on my blog and the almost completed state of my book. I will let you know here and on facebook when it will be available to order.


  1. congratulations to LoLo and thank you Lynn for sharing your wonderful sketches. Annette x

  2. Congratulations Lolo. Lynn, you don't seem to stop, there you are Starting Another Book ALREADY!... Good for you.

  3. So so glad you are making a book!!
    Your artwork contains such wonderful narratives!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  4. congratulations to the lucky winner, your work is amazing, its always a treat to come here,

  5. Congrats to Lolo. It will be a fun book to have.
    I don't see much difference in your two drawings of the floor guys.
    They look the same, yours might look a little younger but wow you both captured
    the same features and look.You just keep getting better and better.

  6. Love your work! How fun it is to see these people...funny how the last painting was mostly black. Maybe they all sent out a memo because they knew you would be sketching them. haha I still haven't ventured out and sketched in a public place, I need to tho. Happy PPF!

  7. Suca a nice story from you today, specily I liked that your husband knew the tvo guys. So glad to read about your book....

  8. woooo-hoooo!! I think this is my first win on giveaways! Thanks Lynn, for your generosity in giving one away.

    I am very patient. No worries! It will be a great surprise to me when I get it!

    Love the similar floor guys. Seems you have found an artist compadre :)

  9. congrats to the lucky winner and lovely pages today!

  10. congrats to Lolo and to you!!! What an accomplishment- your sketchings are wonderful, sentimental , real life experiences which certainly will appeal to many! Happy PPF!

  11. I so love visiting your blog to see your sketches. They are just more wonderful as you do more of them. Happy PPF

  12. So very lively and full of fun! Love visiting you!

  13. Congratulations to Lolo! Lynn - your book will be wonderful!

  14. Count me in for two when you start dispatching internationally.

  15. Congrats to Lolo! Love the sketches, especially the last one with people wearing black - such fun contrast with orange!

  16. These are amazing sketches! I learned to draw by using books by Lee Hammond and while the end products are great, I kind of skipped the whole learning how to just sketch. Your work is very inspiring though, makes me want to go out and buy a journal and get to practicing!

  17. Your drawings are just awesome. Of COURSE they knew who they were!

  18. Wow a finished book. That's wonderful, just like your sketches. Congrat's to the lucky winner!

  19. It's really fun how your sketches have recurring characters. It's like a reality tv series.

  20. Taco Jalisco sure seems like a popular place. It's always very crowded there. Love how your portrait and the portrait by Carlos are almost the same. Both very good in capturing faces and expressions.

  21. Wonderful sketches and really fun to draw and make friends! Congratulations to Lolo and looking forward for the published book. :)

  22. It is always so much fun to see what is happening at Jaliscos. I loved all of the colors in your sketches this week. I know if I went there for lunch I would feel like I know everyone already.

  23. Love all your paintings. Congratulations to Lolo, and good luck with your book, how exciting!

  24. i love all your paintings-- and the fact that everyone has a name based on who they are-- it fits perfectly for such 'characters'!! :-) the floor guys are great!

  25. Wonderfully done as always ~ love them ~ fun that you have an artist friend right there ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  26. Congrats to LOLO and the awesomeness of your book! Loving the and fab!

  27. So happy for Lo!!!!!
    One of the first books yeah!
    Have a wonderful week :)

  28. As usual, I love your drawings. I like that you brightened up the rainy day with orange tables too:)

  29. O Gosh! I missed the giveaway :( No probs I settle it next time :)
    The sketches are amazing...great work, Lynn dear :)

  30. Thank you, Lynn, for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:))

  31. You always make Taco Jalisco look like so much fun. Better than Cheers!

  32. Congrats lolo!!! Good for you!! I love seeing the different perspective on the same people!! So cool!!

    Hugs Giggles

  33. Oh, Gee, I wish my name was LOLO. . . . Taco Jalisco looks interesting. I love people watching anyway, but if I had your talent, I would be drawing. Loving this. Blessings, Janet PPF

  34. You rwork makes me smile and wish that I would find some time to do more sketching when I am out and your stuff!

  35. I'm happy for Lolo, but sad for me--guess I'll have to buy a copy :)

    And you are going to have your books for sale at Taco Jalisco's, right? You'll sell a million!

    Going to catch up on all your other posts!


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