Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So I pulled into the Dr.Sketchy parking lot... sat there waited a while. Called some friends. Decided to go out to eat.
It's not that I would have to draw a near naked dude. I've been through art class. I've done that. I've hung out with some friends of mine who are gay and they like to look at naked dudes all the time. Not scared of that.
What I am scared of are a lot of these fucking people that go to this Dr.Sketchy thing. First off the Houston photographers seem to overwhelm the scene. (I just deleted about 3 sentences) The artists stick to themselves and never comment on other peoples stuff. They just sort of glare over to see if they are going to get more acceptance than others.
I was able to get into it free of charge but now it looks like it would have costed me a lot. A lunch with a friend. I'll see about next time.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Today's guest Sketcher is BD
When I first moved into town in the middle of summer 08 I went to our favorite hangout spot Cecil's. There I was noticing these wonderful character sketches drawn on bar napkins hanging up above the door that led to the back area of the bar. I asked the bartender Jay about these sketches and he pulled out two tuperware tubs...filled to the top with napkins and artwork by a local artist named Brent Himes who goes by the name BD. So thrilled I was when I saw his drawing of Sergio Aragonés of Groo fame. Who the hell sits in a bar and draws the creator of Groo?!? I knew instantly this guy was someone I had to meet.
Sure enough as time went on and my love for Cecil's has now become a ritual with friends I have found this guy. He's a great dude and I look forward to hanging out with him in the future. Very inspiring. I would love to do an animated project with BD. Which reminds me, I know I've been doing a lot of 3D and graphic design stuff at work... But it's time to set some time aside for myself. GET TO SKETCHING!!!