10 May, 2008


This blog is now officially being rolled out.

There has been interest expressed in the beverage I drink while sketching at (typically) Starbucks (henceforth referred to as SBUX). I have been holding steady with a Venti (the large) iced vanilla latte--but with just half the vanilla syrup (3 pumps instead of 6).

My hands were shaky today. Too much caffeine...or not enough?

2 comments:

rickart said...

Oh god, these drawings are so wonderful! I don't get to draw nearly enough!

Iced coffee, I wouldn't have guessed.

You have a very nice touch with the brush... how long have you been drawing with one regularly? I love the things (brush pens) myself, but I'm now so dependant on my computer I don't know if I still have the technique in me...

Davis Chino said...

Riiiick!

Thanks, man! I have been drawing with these brush pens for a while now--going on three years? If you look back to earlier posts I link to the Muji website, where I get these babies).

But I would only give myself a C+ for "technique"...look at somebody like Marlo Meekins' work to see how much further the whole dexterity aspect of drawing with these sort of pens can be pushed. I can't flow my lines very far, or very straight. Practice does influence this--if I concentrate on straightening lines, and making parallel lines, after a week or so I can see improvement.

Also, Meekins and co. use a different sort of brush pen--a little stiffer in the bristles, I believe--closer to a felt pen.

One other note: these quickies of mine are small and (relatively) fast, so I'm concentrating more on "essence" and "truth" than dexterity.

Be nice to have more, tho'....