Friday, July 30, 2010

Seven Point Oddity


As a little bit of refurbishment on an earlier, faded piece, I worked on this star at 18th and Church, at the NW corner of Duboce park. The unusual lines of the 7 point star confounded me a bit. The strong abscence of radial symetry and the thick outline create a strange rhythymic visual movement.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Green Spindle and Alpha Wave

As part of promoting a 'chalk art day' in Duboce Park on August 13th, today we drew some preliminary designs on the sidewalk bordering the park.

Seraphim Color Extraction

Work finished 7-27-10. Near 21st and Harrison.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Seraphim Warrior

Work from the day of July 26th.
To my amusement, I was invited to be a 'guest artist' at a local neighborhood 'chalkboard news paper'. And this is exactly what it sounds like. A couple of dudes in a studio/garage, writing up news items on chalkboards. Apparently it was inspired by a Liberian chalkboard news service. The name of their operation, which I like, is "Periodical: Power Outages". Related to one of their first story items, I believe.
I had been wanting to render a woman/bird shapeshifter for some time, and the location was an excellent one. I was satisfied with the white outline, and by the time the sun had set I had filled in a good amount of the color.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Star Cradle Mechanics

Final fill in from the day of 7-22-10.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Star Cradle as Blooming Fire Lotus

Worked filling in areas of the star today, 7-21. A cool, overcast, chilly day.
Took some pictures of the corner of the lot on that block for detail. The red sign with peeling sticker was quite evocative.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Star Cradle and Ghosts

Work from the day of 7-20-10

A large geometric star I drew earlier today at the 20th and Valencia area. Also photos of the faded but still visible remains of the work from 6-3.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Crystal Orb Diagram


After arriving in Monterey on a short trip, I had a chance to complete a quick geometric star at the East Village Coffee Lounge. It was a warm, beautiful day to draw.
I hadn't brought my full chalk kit, so I had to improvise a bit with some of the tools and have my brother help me with the layout.

During the day drawing there, I saw some friends and their kids, ran into some hackers I know (ha ha! The photo I took of them after we'd been hacking for a while looks like it could be a scene from that silly-ass Twilight movie!) and a cute red haired girl studying her language homework.

I was fortunate to have a chance to go out to Tassajara the next day: a zen hot springs deep in the hills past Carmel Valley. There is a photo of the grass on the hillside bobbing in the breeze with the sun behind it.