Continuing my ongoing posts of the last 5 years of sketchbooks.
Horses for Senior Thesis
For my senior thesis I decided to design a line of dolls and toy horses (my major was Toy Design). These are a bunch of drawings I did in my sketchbook to practice horses and study poses.
Trying to decide the look for the dolls in my senior thesis was a lot harder than figuring out the horses.
Disneyland as a Place to Draw
In 2010 Melanie and I also had the brilliant idea to go draw at Disneyland. I think we had a free ticket because Matt had bought us park hopper 2 day tickets for my birthday, and was completely burned out on it after day 1 (he hates Disneyland) so he gave his ticket to Mel. Since it was a “free ticket” we didn’t feel like it was a waste of the day to draw instead of ride rides. A tradition was born.
The princesses used to have an area in an outdoor amphitheater. They have since moved to the Royal Hall where they are much harder to draw.
The princess area used to be great for costumed figure drawing. Lots of kids and costumed characters doing short, repetitive poses.
The Princesses and handmaidens came out to teach the gathered girls a dance.
Everything Else in 2010-2011
Other misc drawing from 2009. Including watercolors of the homeless people in the downtown emergency room from the night we spend there when Matt broke his elbow.
We spent 8 hours overnight here when Matt broke his elbow. I surreptitiously painted the sleeping homeless people while Matt was off getting x-rays.
An drawing of the Pavilion as viewed from Newport Island.
A boat in Newport Harbor.
I made it, painted it, and slowly killed it.
Self portraits when there was no one else to draw.
Brooke’s cat’s name is Beaver.
I think this was a reading I did asking if I would be able to get a job after college. The answer was more complicated than I had hoped. It all worked out in the end though.
Barnsdall park is quite close to Matt’s old place. We would go there sometimes to have “art time” (he writes i draw).