The sleeping beauty here is, once again, from my life drawing session at the Sacramento Fine Art Center. It was a 15 or 20 minute pose and I decided to focus on her face instead of trying to capture the whole figure. It was a tradeoff, as the pose looked quite nice - Sandra, who sat next to me, managed to get it all right in such a short time! See her version here.
I promise I didn't mean for Julie's arm to look amputated...Err...I think might have to go back and fix that.
The figure drawing was on Friday, and Saturday was my favorite Sacramento 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Where to begin...How about the Steampunk Arts & Crafts Show at the Brick Alley Art Studios (which is becoming one of my favorite places to visit during the art walks)? Fun, and lots of good art, like the regular Tracy Lewis and an occasional mechanical bug.
I was sad to see the 20th Street Art Gallery closed, as it used to be another one of my favorites.
Then the usual stop at the Alfa Romeo place to listen to the band I still don't know the name of...This time, I pulled out my sketchbook and did some doodling. It is challenging and engaging, to try to capture a person while they are constantly moving. The trick is, of course, to look for patters and repeating movements - but it is still pretty difficult. Here are some sketches from that night:
On monday the 4th, we are getting up disgustingly early and driving to Ventura for the 4th of July Street Fair. I'm really hoping it's going to be worth it. Or else! Right after that, if I am able, I am driving back to Sacramento to pick up the kid, who is currently enjoying a relaxing stay at the grandparents'.
Lake Arrowhead Art & Wine festival was a blast! I'll post some pictures next time :)