Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuxtla GutiƩrrez in 3 pictures.

Clowns. Kids. Tamales.




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Say Cheese

video

Picking up a pencil.

I used to draw a lot. Wallpaper my room with countless sketches of Batman, Batman, and well Batman. What can I say? I really relate to the guy.

I like to think my love of comic books created my love of comic book art which inspired me to learn how to draw. At first I really sucked. Batman was always too fat, and his proportions were always wrong. Legs longer than torso, head 2 sizes to big, etc. but after years of practice I got pretty good. I was a human xerox machine. Give me something to reference and I could freehand it perfectly.

And then freshman year happened.

After working on a drawing of The Joker for more than a week, I returned to my dorm room to find someone had taken a red magic marker and drawn a giant happy face on it. After punching a hole in the wall, I put down my pencils and never drew again.

Fast forward 20 something years, to a beach town in Mexico, where I finally got the nerve to try again.

Lets hope no one in the town owns a red magic marker.


Zipolite in 3 pictures.

Beers in the surf. Late night bar party. Picnic on the beach.



Puerto Escondido in 3 pictures

Sunset Volleyball. Horseback on the beach. Amigos at the bar.



Oaxaca in 3 pictures.

Food. Food. Giant Brides.



Mexico City in 3 pictures

Wrestling. Mariachis. Beer swings.