Friday, January 28, 2011

Solar Furnace and Skeletal Bloom

Drawing from the day of January 27, 2011.
After heading up to the Haight area in the early afternoon with my friend Chacon, I found that the drawing I was intending to finish had been washed away. This would've been day 3 of the constructed Emperor face.
I decided to change locations, and moved to the Buena Vista park area, a sort of tree-filled hillock on one side of Haight. There was some sidewalk with nice texture, and it was an excellent day to enjoy the sun. A lot of passersby enjoyed the work.
Having no plans laid out, I just went ahead with a 'dragon tail' type flower design. I did something new with this one, and drew the base of the flower coming up out of a skull. I have never rendered a skull in chalk before, and this was a style I'd been pondering.
It was nice to get slices of pizza after a good day of drawing, slices of vegetarian with artichoke and sun dried tomato and one with potato and garlic.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Emergent Emperor

Images from the day of January 25 at Haight and Stanyan. In the few hours of drawing I had before going to work, I finished most of the color fill. People kept asking me if he was a transformer. Robot Jesus? A polynesian transformer? Optimus prime? What?
Hoping to return there to finish it soon.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dawn Emperor and Ghost

Dark Matter Inversion
A pleasant day of drawing in the Haight Street area.
A great collaboration with Tracy, a poet friend of mine. We met up around noonish at the entrance to Golden Gate Park at Haight and Stanyan, and worked on outlines for a couple of hours before stopping for lunch. A crepe place on Haight is a favorite of mine. The weather was like that of a nice summer day.
I worked on a sort of egyptian/aztec constructed face, and Tracy drew her 'Soul' character wrapped around it. I like the effect of the Soul spirit passing through the head.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Accreted Star Material

From 1-17-11

Estella and I worked at the corner of Church and 19th earlier today, on the muni train platform. Nice to enjoy the sunshine during a holiday off of work. Loopy characters kept stopping to chat with us. One guy was sipping wine from a big jug shaped like a kerosene can. Definitely riding the edge between philosophical and bonkers.
A little tricky to have to scuttle out of the way when the trains disgorged people. As the day shaded to twilight, we climbed to the top corner of Dolores Park.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Interconnective Currents

Work from the day of January 14, 2011.
A sunny yet cool day. We worked on some chalk at 24th and Folsom, adjacent to Phil'z Coffee.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Poet Circles Past

A friend of mine sent me some pictures that he had been promising for a while; from the camera on his phone I believe. These were taken at the Thursday night poetry events, of us preparing the chalk artwork. I have never taken any photos of the work down at this location, so it's nice to see them here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Enfolded Hands

Drawn on Jan 7, 2011.
20th and Valencia