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Friday, September 25, 2009

Sketching in funny places...

I've been all sorts of places that are *not* the studio this week...

A couple of nights ago, I was tagged to chaperon the daughter and some friends at a Colbie Caillat concert at a downtown refurbished-warehouse venue. No chairs, packed with (much taller) people and meltingly hot - after an hour I gave up...

...and walked down the street to an air-conditioned, well-lit location. With chairs. And working surfaces. :-) I had several hours to kill - so worked on some inital roughs for the next book interior -

-as well as playing with some more of the thumbnails of the winter promo. There were some ideas that I wanted to explore further to see if there was enough potential to warrant refining... I felt like all those 'real' artists who work in cafes and coffee shops, but I was somewhere even better!


Ah, Krispy Kreme - thank you for your cool, brightly lit interior which comes stocked with donuty goodness (the seasonal 'pumpkin spice' donuts are quite tasty) - and that you let me sit at your tables for three hours...


The next evening she and I attended a musical at the Village Theatre. Here's another spot for sketching in the dark. :-) Couldn't really see much in my tiny Moleskine as I tried to draw, but I enjoyed the costumes and sets and some of the profiles, so wanted to see if I could at least make a mental note...


It was a cute production. You can see some snippets here.

Drawing with donuts. In the dark. That's how I roll...

7 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

Sometimes, a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do...

PG said...

Tara my sweet, you ARE a real artist!

I really, really love that little vignette for the 12 Days of Christmas, and the dragons in a ring.

Did you hear that Bologna is going back to it's normal length after so much protest?

Jennifer Rose said...

I've never had a Krispy Kreme donut :(

I really like the little dragons in a circle, works really well :)

Rebecca Bush said...

It's good to get a change of scenery! I like the sketches you did in the theatre, especially the stairway and the lady's profile. Fun! My animation teacher, Jim Coffin, recommended drawing in cafes -- they are great for people watching!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Wow, now that looks like a donut emporium! Certainly most inspirational...! :)

Karen said...

Sounds like fun! :)

ruthie said...

Yum, now thats heaven. I do love your sketches, you make it look so easy x