Monday, November 27, 2017

The Beatles Booth in Burbank

Hey there great people! Here's a story. Once upon a time the Beatles came to Burbank California when they were on their Help tour in August 1965. They had lunch at a local joint that was famous for its burgers. It was just down the road and over the hill from the Hollywood Bowl. John, Paul, George and Ringo went in secretly and sat at the farthest booth away from the windows and main entrance for privacy so they wouldn't be mobbed. 

Afterwards the owner of Bob's Big Boy Restaurant (which is today the oldest Bob's in America dating to 1947) placed a plaque there commemorating the occasion. People kept stealing it over the years so he moved it to the front where it's out in the open and visible to all.

But the Burbank locals remember which booth it is and here's a picture of it. One of my most favorite places in the world to hang out with friends.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

It's the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the US and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best! Here's something I just completed as a greeting on behalf of my school. Thank you for being such an awesome and excellent community. I'm grateful for your attention and for the many years you've been following my blog. May you always have joy in your life and lots of good food in your belly! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 NHRA Awards - Hollywood

Hey there folks hope this finds you well. I was invited to help out a little with the set up at the National Hot Rod Association Awards in Hollywood this past Monday Nov 13. Had a fun time hanging out at the Dolby Theater Complex which is where they have the Academy Awards ceremony. There's a banquet hall on the top floor above the theater where the Oscars are held. This is where the NHRA had their shindig. I got a couple of photos to share so here ya go...




Thursday, November 09, 2017

I painted this

Well I got out my trusty ol' acrylic paints that are older than everyone in the classroom except for me. And they're still wet! This is a reverse process of what I said I would do in the last post. I did it in one night as a demo and kept going until it was done.









Saturday, November 04, 2017

I'm going to paint this...

... in acrylics. This is the pencil sketch on a small piece of illustration board. Soon it will be covered by pigment and lost to the creative process so that something colorful can emerge from it. Good thing there's scanning technology! I'm inspired to paint.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Toot yer horn

I'm always happy to come here and show what I'm doing. You guys have been a great audience for a long time. Having fun listening to music and then I wind up with something.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ArtShark Halloween 2017

Here we are at another October 31 and Halloween! To celebrate I had a great time creating a promotion piece for my school featuring our mascot ArtShark. Here's the final version in color which I completed in the afternoon. Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween and that you eat lots of candy and assorted goodies.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lady Vampires

Here's a follow up to the vampire queens from before. Put the three together and we've got an interesting trio.