Thursday, July 31, 2008

Topo Chico

how shall I refresh thee, on a summer's day...

Monday, July 28, 2008


This is from Nor.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008


I ate my lunch before i could draw it! but it was pizza!

The trouble with Kanji

Hi everyone.  I'm Heidi, and I'll be filling in for Nor this week since she is having trouble reading the Japanese text that shows up when she tries to log on to this blog. For this week's topic, how about food.  We all have to eat it, so why not take a few seconds before you do and sketch it?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

scrub jays

specimens at the California Academy of Sciences

point reyes trip

Tule elk and Tomales point done on a six mile hike at Point Reyes. Up close the crazy eyes of the elk make them look freaked out all the time.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

greetings from japan

hello from kobe!

i'm too jet lagged to think up a topic or scrounge through old emails for suggestions, so i think it will be another topic-less week, PLUS i think camo deserves more time on the radar.
above my first two japan drawings.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Birdwatcher's Camouflage

I was watching 'Attenborough in Paradise' last night, and that guy is irrepressible and fascinating to watch. In the scene above, he threw big leaves into a bird's 'arena' and waited behind palm leaves to see what would happen.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I nearly killed my fiance and since it was so dramatic, I wanted to post this drawing..... We were at the resort (in the middle of nowhere) with bunch of friends in Oregon enjoying the long weekend. Knowing that he is allergic to nuts, we were all cautious with what we cooked. But, no one knew that he would develop allergy reaction to SOBA (buckwheat) noodle on that weekend!!!! I cooked his favorite soba noodle for lunch, and 2 hours later..... benadryl... inserting Epi........ 911....... ambulance...... 6hours at ER..... Oh, man. What a weekend..... This is the drawing from the ER room..... The only evidence that I nearly killed him by feeding him his favorite noodle, soba......

Sorry that it has nothing to do with the weekly theme..... I will work on the Camo-theme.

Monday, July 7, 2008


as inspired by the sumi ink club workshop (which i did not attend, but i sure did like that drawing on the machine projects site), this weeks theme: camouflage.

i'm leaving for a couple weeks+ in japan on saturday and have a question for the drawing team: what art tools should i pack? has anyone perfected the art of the travelling drawing kit? i think i've made my sketchbook decisions, and am trying to give myself daily assignments, to spur me on (i tried an assignment-driven sketchbook thing a couple years ago in nova scotia and it was a semi failure, but i think my expectations were excessive: 10 assigments a day! too much! this time i'm only giving myself three, on a sketchbook half the size).

thanks again team for your awesome awesomeness


Sunday, July 6, 2008

people, skinny, streetscape

From top to bottom:  People on the 22 Fillmore, skinny tree fern in Golden Gate Park, and the corner of Duboce and Church.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

details in modern architecture

there is a fruit bat under your composite slab!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

skinny guy

I second Jeremy's call to come join us at the Y. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, plus they have cookies! I rediscovered conte crayons last night.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Figure Drawing Night

Didn't make it to Sumi Club, but on Tuesdays there is also a figure drawing night at the Santa Monica YWCA. Josh and I attended, as we tend to do every fortnight. If anyone wants to go next time, drop us a line for more info. It makes a great Tuesday night drawing outing. Here are some of my drawings, I am slow so I didn't really finish any.

I did some other random drawings over the week. One is the other view of the Orchids Michele drew, one is a skinny beer my boss drank, and one is a bar, but I stopped drawing that one to play chess and drink wine.

sumi club

If anyone of the angelenos happen to check the blog before 8 pm tonight, there's a free drawing event at Machine Projects tonight, hosted by the Sumi Ink Club (our rivals?):

skinny geometry

Amsterdam streetscape

travel gatelearjet