Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Work from the days of 11-4 and 11-5.
The purple interlocking squares were drawn on 25th and S. Van Ness on the 4th, then the profile sketch on 20th and Valencia. The 9-pointed figure was drawn in front of a clothing boutique on 20th and Lexington.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Not wanting to launch into a large new project due to time constraints, I created this basic geometric structure on the afternoon of 10-21.
Afternoon edged towards dusk. The rain started and stopped a couple times.
I captured pictures at different points during the fill in process.
More rain during the night.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Drawn on the day of Oct 1, 2010 at the usual 20th and Valencia location, with Estella. I'm imagining this character is a sort of demented nature spirit, mischevious, maniacal and eternal.
In the evening we made it to the Kabuki Cinema to watch the new movie of 'Howl' about the beat poet Ginsberg.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Having a chance to return to Haight and Stanyan on the day of 9-30-10, I created a new orb layering over the faded remains of the last one, from several weeks earlier.
I rather like the effect of having faded parts alongside and complementing fresher ones.
It was a nice enough day for drawing, warm yet mostly overcast.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
As part of taking a spiritual/nature retreat in the Arizona desert with my brother, I drew a pair of mandalas on 9-16 and 9-17.
The desert was quite hot but very beautiful. Teeming with life: numerous birds, hummingbirds, bugs, lizards, giant grasshoppers with brilliant colors and coyotes at night.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Drawing from the day of 9-9-10
A drawing done with Estella at the entrance to Golden Gate Park at Haight and Stanyan Streets, hanging out with friends of ours. A warm, beautiful summer day. Took the bus from the Mission, almost directly to the drawing spot.
The spot is an excellent stage to work on, and the symetry of it particulary accentuates a geometrical design.
I crafted a 14 pointed star and have been experimenting with smaller shape templates in the stars. Stella did an excellent job drawing giant hands on either side 'holding' the sphere.
There was a strange moment which struck me. Amongst the different traveling, dreddy types who passed by was one guy who joked with me about the circle being a portal into another dimension. And then he said 'if it really was a portal, I would totally go through it. I'm tired of being a prisoner in my own mind'.
The park has beautiful meadows to relax in on sunny days, a late bit of summer weather. After having some fantastic crepes and finishing the drawing up, we went to an event at a bookstore I had been anticipating. A favorite author of mine, William Gibson, was appearing at Booksmith on Haight. He read from his new book to about 150 people. It was gratifying to see one I consider a literary great.