Again, we start up where last weeks blog post left off, at TACOS JALISCO, where I go to draw and eat lunch... If you've read my book (see side bar) you know "The Couple" (above)! They were there again last Thursday and I got to draw them AGAIN! I also got them to sign their drawing! That was fun.
This couple was there too, but I did not know them. They were really into each other, holding hands, starring into each others eyes; staying and talking a long time after they had finished eating. I think they liked each other quite a lot. Carlos Sr. was cooking and keeping an eye on them too from the kitchen!
My week isn't complete without a dive into one or two Starbucks. This group always seems to be there in one form or another. Their members change in and out, some leave, others take their places ... I can bet that they will be there next week again!
That guy next to them is there again too. He hides behind his pile of stuff working on who knows what in some sort of electronics.
My husband makes a good model as I can count on his being there. What I should also count on is he'll change his hand and arm positions several times in five minutes time making it hard to get him drawn.
Another day, a different Starbucks: This group took up more room than my scanner could manage so I took two scans to get them all seen. That or someone would feel left out.
Last Sunday we went to Sausalito so I could meet up with the San Francisco Urban Sketchers and the East Bay Sketchers at the Bay Model. The Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington, two Tall Ships, were in dock and we were all busy drawing them. (20 of us)
I drew the kayaks piled high on the dock and the guys coming to unload some into the water so people could kayak out on the bay; then we got let into the dock and I found this woman working up on a beam of the sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain.
Volunteers work on the ships and one guy climbed up the rope ladder on this mast nearly to the top. I worried for him, as he was not tied on to anything for protection and he was wearing sandals.
Here's that woman working on the beam again...
I drew one of the sketchers as if she was drawing what I was drawing, but she wasn't really. It just looks that way.
Afterwards, I drew from 9 a.m. till 1 pm, we went over to my cousins' Condo. This is her dog! His name is Butkus. I thought she said Butt Head! But I was wrong.
I also spent time taking care of my car this week and documented each step of the way ...
On Tuesday night we went out for St. Paddy's day; a group from Travis Air Force Base, The Band of the Golden West was singing downtown and we went to hear them and see the step dancers.
I drew them playing and dancing and being listened to!
These folks sat in front of us.
I had a really good Portabella Mushroom sandwich for lunch at the Nugget grocery store deli. I drew this little group while eating it outside at a table. It was sunny and warm out.
On Wednesday I had lunch at Tacos Jalisco again. A nice way to end showing off MY ART.
Darlene Campbell and she is a cartoonist. She does other kinds of art too, but these are some she sent me recently.
Obviously, Darlene knows I draw at Starbucks and she knows I love her main character, Zebra! I love that she has us in this relationship drawing above!
This was a cute Christmas cartoon Darlene drew of Zebra and the Pine Sol episode!
Zebra can be a little naughty at times. I will let this one speak for itself.
When I got my gift of Zebra cards from Darlene I was inspired to gift her back so I made a Zebra cartoon of my own and put myself in it dancing with my new crush, Zebra! See below!
Thanks Darlene, for all the generosity of art giving, and friendship giving! I love that we have met in Sketchbook Skool. I look forward to the day we can draw together in person!
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