Monday, August 10, 2009

O Valencia!

I underestimated how much work I've done the past couple weeks that I wanted to post.

I'd like to do more color sketches as long as the weather holds up. I should probably invest in an actual paintbrush (I've been using a gnarly old water brushpen) and a real gouache set (I'm using a $6 kids' set). I can't get a full range of values and the colors aren't as vivid as they should be although I'm extremely surprised I've been able to make the paints do what I've been doing with them. Six bucks well spent!

I took an unexpected detour this weekend through the Mission District on my way to the beach... not quite sure how that happened. Never made it to the beach either.

Above: A condemned house across the street from Cafe Cole, in Haight-Ashbury.


Anonymous said...

Hi there! I just stumbled across your blog and I am really really attracted to your sketches. Especially the ones of old San Francisco style houses (like the 9th sketch pictured in this post). Just wanted to let you know! :]

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Nice sketches.