Friday, April 30, 2010

Prom Night 2010

So, we spent most of Saturday running around getting ready for prom. First stop was a salon in Casselberry. I sat in a chair near my daughter as her hair was being done and did this sketch of a haircut happening near me.

Think Big band at the Bacchus Bash

Think Big is a good-time band-lots of fun to listen to. They were playing at the Bacchus Bash at Orlando Premium Outlets on April 9. a Lots of food, drink and music. And shopping. Took me a little while to settle down and choose a good sketch subject, what with the awesome shopping everywhere.

Some couples danced-long after the little kids started dancing. The music was lively, fun, well-played with a good sense of humor.

Kind of adverse circumstances for me, drawing: crowds moving back and forth, I was standing practically in front of the speakers, and still wearing work clothes (meaning: high heels). Still, I like the way it came out.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Changing the oil on the Toyota

Craig owns Priority One in Longwood and has been my mechanic for 5 years now. He does a great job at keeping my aged Toyota running smoothly. I drew this corner of the shop but couldn't really get Craig as he hustled back and forth changing the oil, rotating the tires and checking the brakes. He looks a little stiff in the sketch because I finally had to ask him to stand at the tool chest for a minute so I could put him in the space I'd saved. He's a much better mechanic than he is model.

The pink car in the foreground is much prettier than it looks here: it's a 60s Thunderbird with a lovely pink metallic paint job and rag top. I wish I could take that home instead of my mom-mobile.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reading on Boston Common

This is from an old sketch-last April, when we visited colleges in Boston. Still not sure if he was working at one of the nearby historical attractions, or just in the mood for a little retro reading.

One Man Band