Saturday, January 30, 2010

01.28.10 Roelle

01.28.10 Roelle 2, originally uploaded by Alice Stribling.

Thursday night's model dances on walls! His poses were graceful and very interesting.

Friday, January 22, 2010

01.21.10 Syra 3

01.21.10 Syra 3, originally uploaded by Alice Stribling.

Syra wore Diane's leather jacket for this pose. I used pen with water mostly and I like the way it turned out.

01.21.10 Syra 2

01.21.10 Syra 2, originally uploaded by Alice Stribling.

I have been exhausted this week post Dr Sketchy's but managed to make it to drawing Thursday. I'm glad I did, we had a very flexible and interesting model, Syra.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

01.19.10 Dr Sketchys Roller Derby

Oh lord did we have fun at Dr Sketchy's last night.

I posted some drawing of the Bay Area Derby girls on flickr. Now I'm going to go fall on my face from exhaustion.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

I have a weakness for hand tooled leather

01.16.10 First project, originally uploaded by Alice Stribling.

Handsome Bill gave me a leather tooling set for Christmas! This is a first step of messing with the tools to see what they do.

I have a deep appreciation of hand tooled leather and want to make some cute bags.

01.16.10 Prudence #3

01.16.10 Prudence 3, originally uploaded by Alice Stribling.

Our model on Thursday was the lovely Prudence, she works with my small group of artists and helps us book models.

She always poses for us at least once a session and she has all the sexy costumes and accessories that I like: leather gloves, lace skirts, and thigh high stockings.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

01.07.10 Thursday night group

01.07.10 Kelly3, originally uploaded by Alice Stribling.

I did several pen and watercolor drawings Thursday night.

It was a particularly lively night, full of off-color jokes and mayhem. Elsa said 'cunt' and I just about fell out of my chair.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Elvgren inspired watercolor

I have recently been inspired to add some painting to my drawing.

I love this woman's work: Luma Rouge

I'm totally inspired by the dancer with the feathered headdress. It's such a fast and effective way to get a lot of movement and shadow/tone into a quick sketch

I also love Marc Taro's rendition of Bunny Pistol from Dr Sketchy's:

In trying to use what I have rather than caving to the instinct to buy something new, I used a travel set of watercolors that I found this summer in Pietra Santo Italy. I'm glad I did. The quality of paint is wonderful and rich and creamy and the colors mix really well.

My sketch is of a Gil Elvgren painting. That man knew what he was doing when it came to painting luscious women.