RIP Roger Moore

Finishing up the Bond sketch series with Roger Moore sketch, even though he passed away in May. I  am still finishing up some of the Bond films with Roger Moore. My Favorite is still ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. Although Moonraker was fun too with the sci-fi/fantasy element. He was one fine, suave gentleman, ‘a real class act’ as someone I know described on Instagram! 


May was full of all things related to James Bond with the sad parting of Chris Cornell (May 17) who sang the song for Casino Royale to Roger Moore (May 23) who was 007 from 1973-1985.

And also the birthdays of John Glen (May 15), director of Octopussy; Pierce Brosnan (May 16), 007 from 1995-2003; Berenice Marlohe (May 19) Bond girl in Skyfall; Christopher Lee (May 27) Scaramanga from The Man with the Golden Gun; Ian Fleming (May 28), the author of the Bond series!
So it seems appropriate to have a special James Bond sketch night end of May at the Society of Illustrators although our model had a stubble/beard and so seem more like John Wick than James Bond!

Awesome Mixtape Vol 02

Did your summer movie season kicked off with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2? We bought tickets Friday morning on opening weekend and was so excited! The first one was so awesome, entertaining and a nice surprise too since I didn’t know this Marvel comic series. I was more of the X-Men and any crossover (such as Infinity Gauntlet/War reader anyways)

Vol 2 I loved but not as much as the first one. Awesome opening scene of course. The whole father-son relationship is good too but feels a little underdeveloped. And there were some scenes that seem to drag a little too long than it should. Second movie does feel a bit mature than the first one – first one was just a fun romp, second has some emotional tugging of the heart strings.
Still, Vol 2 is awesome enough for me that I had to create a fanart!

Still laughing with Drax and Mantis!

The songs as always is so good – the music from both Vol 1 an 2 are in heavy rotation when I am doing my work!
What did you think of the second GotG movie?

May the 4th be with you!

A bit late on this post but how did you spend May the 4th? For me, it fell on the same day as burlesque sketch night at the Society of Illustrators! 

That night felt a bit like stepping into a Mos Eisley cantina!

Several 2-5 minute sketches on top and 10-20 minutes on middle and bottom.

Burlesque models: Leftylucy and friend as R2-D2, X-Wing Fighter Pilot, Obi-Wan Kenobi and C3-PO.

A Night at the Museum

Throwback Thursday when Drawing New York collaborated with Museum of Art and Design (MAD) to host a sketch night based on the museum’s new exhibition, “Counter-Couture, Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture”. It was one groovy night I have to say and it was fun drawing the models dressed in 1960’s fashion with the exhibition as the backdrop. The museum provided the materials too! I haven’t used Prang color pencils in such a long time, since I was a kid! I had to hustle to get the model and their clothes down in 10-15minutes!
Fun times…
If you are in NYC, the exhibition ends August 20.

Chinese Opera Mulan Sketch Night

It’s been a while! I have been working on a zine with a couple of friends which I will eventually post since it is due in mid April! I am excited about this zine since it’s my first time participating in a collaborative zine and I love the theme! Meanwhile, enjoy a few sketches from “Chinese Opera Mulan” sketch night styled by David Leung from the Asiatorialist!
That night reminded me of the movie ‘Farewell My Concubine’ (oh Leslie Cheung! RIP)
Such a wonderful night!

Sherlock Re-imagined (again!)

These sketches were from a Sherlock themed sketch night at the Society of Illustrators. I loved all the new millennium Sherlock, from BBC version with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock with Robert Downey Jr. and Elementary with a female Joan Watson – yes Lucy Liu! (I only watched a few episodes though of Elementary)

I decided to digitally color some of the black and white sketches for dramatic effect (and for fun!):