Drink and Draw!

Every Wednesday night @ the 3rd Ward in East Williamsburg.

These drawings are produced by my lover, an engineer and businessman, who has never had the figure drawing experience in his life ever, and Moi.

What do you do when you’re unemployed? .. you have a little adventure

Ironically when you’re unemployed, inserting yourself in some creative energy takes a lot less energy than finding a job and working up the ladder, simply because you’re a volunteer…

So here’s what I participated in:

Dumbo Arts Festival, celebrating artists studios, galleries, music, and the up and coming neighborhood neighborhood itself.

Acadia Conference: An Exhibition of Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, celebrating technology within architectural design.

Pretty Little French Things

This past summer I had the opportunity to spend 5 weeks in Fontainebleau, France, consuming myself with classical French architecture and music. It was one way to be funemployed!

There’s something about French objects that are so irresistibly quaint and romantic. Maybe it’s the soft linens, the art-nouveau steel construction, parquet flooring, or the pastel colors contrasted with their perfectly green foliage of gardens. And oh how I miss the perfect weather made for strolling, farmers market of fresh produce, the scent of fresh buttery pastries.

Figure Drawings

Straight lines don’t exist in nature, our bodies are proof of that.

5 minute gestures 2004
Loosen the grip, loosen the mind.


20 min. Still Figures 2003-2004
Left to right: Teacher Assistant when the model cancelled for an acting gig. Slender and muscular, but lovely and elegant lady model. Short and stalky, out-of-proportion and not-so-pleasant older woman.

My Friend Elan is a personified Gorilla 2004
He use to be a theatre student, hence the black attire, and it was cool to hang out by the parking lot when school was over.

My little cousins 2005
When there’s no summer school, draw family members. Maybe you’ll capture their bored essence, or maybe they were reflecting back my boredom and need for productivity.

Paintings

Old paintings, nothing too recent.. except for the last one. Painting time diminished drastically after enrollment in 5 years of architecture school. BOO.

Texture study 2003
Fun.

Black and White tone study 2004
Man vs. Nature, what-a typical theme.

Water Pattern Study 2005
Intricate study of moving and flowing water patterns.

Quick Portrait Studies 2005
Inspired by Lucian Freud strokes. And I needed to learn to stop taking my dam time with oil paint.

Sky Patterns Study 2006
Intricate study of the cosmic movements, light but powerful.

Forgot-what-this-is Patterns Study 2007
I just wanted to work with this palette of monochromatic blue hues and a pinch yellow ocre.

Rome- Vatican Dome 2009
I missed Rome. And I was testing to see if I still have any painting skills left after architecture school.

Brooklyn

Collection of photos from my 5 years of living in Brooklyn.

Although the area  I lived in was gentrified (Clinton Hill couple blocks from Bed Stuy), I do miss the sounds of the hood and the pleasant site of baby strollers and dog walkers, not to mention the extreme convenience of groceries and coffee shops and subways right down down the block. It’s undisturbed by commerce, yet not so far away from the commerce capital (Manhatta Island)