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!):

Fashion Sketch Club

Aside from the Society of Illustrators and National Arts Club sketch nights, I have been attending Steven Broadway’s fashion sketch sessions. I love having to draw the models in their various outfits! This is from my very first session with Steven Broadway’s class. Some of these were posted on my IG account. For more click here and scroll down! We call it the #stevenbroadwayzsketchclub
(not my original idea unfortunately!)

I am thinking of selling some of these fashion sketches one day that is if there is a market for it. Stay tuned!

A Belated Galentines-Valentines as well!

Happy Valentines to you all! I realized Galentine’s is also becoming popular so I am already preparing Galentine greetings for next year! My friends and I had our own Galentine version party this past weekend called #loveyourself party. I think we all need to throw ourselves that kinda party!
In other news, for the second time, my Sherlock/Doctor Who card (Eleventh Doctor) was featured on another geek-tastic website, You can see the feature here.
Finally if you have google chrome as your web browser, you can see little hearts bursting for every post you click on (at least for my blogsite since I enabled the interactive feature)
I screencaptured what happens when you click on the post:

And after you click out of the post!: