Posted by melydia on March 8, 2017
For our anniversary, my husband and I drove up to Hagerstown, Maryland, to see A Tuna Christmas at The Washington Country Playhouse. I drew the stage while waiting for the show to start, then afterward I got both the actors to sign my book. Great play – very funny.
Posted by melydia on March 7, 2017
MOD Pizza is pretty tasty, and no one bugged me while I drew their drink machines. Better yet, that “gratitude with attitude” thing at the upper right is a temporary tattoo. That’s right: you can apply those to paper the same way you apply them to skin, only they’re far more permanent.
Posted by melydia on March 6, 2017
This is one of the many floats at American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns. It’s enormous and the baby elephant doesn’t actually look that much like Gonzo.
Posted by melydia on March 5, 2017
I have a lot of crap on my desk at work. One afternoon, while waiting for a program to run, I sketched a few of my knick-knacks: a plush “happy beer” I picked up at an anime convention years ago, a giant squid from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney Vinylmation Park Starz series), and a 3-D printed warrior my cubicle neighbor gave me when she went on maternity leave.
Posted by melydia on March 4, 2017
When my husband and I went to Disney World in 2015, I snapped a picture of him wearing a ridiculous hat from The Haunted Mansion. This past Inktober I sketched the photo. He’s not quite that fat in person, but all in all it’s not a bad likeness.
Posted by melydia on March 3, 2017
I participated in a Color Run and took a selfie afterward of the happy mess I’d become. A year later, when looking for photos to sketch during Inktober, I pulled this one out.
Posted by melydia on March 2, 2017
My husband was out of town one evening so I took myself out to dinner at Charlie Chiang’s for the first time. It was quite good. I got some lo mein and some sushi and everything was delicious. Oof, I was so full. And while I was waiting for my food (and a bit while I was eating), I drew the lady who making sushi.
Posted by melydia on March 1, 2017
I’ve heard people say that when you’re drawing, every subject is interesting. I have found this to be strikingly untrue whenever waiting to have my car serviced. Thank heaven for National Geographic.
Posted by melydia on February 28, 2017
DC Drink & Draw held a meetup at Artomatic 2016 in Potomac, Maryland. I drew the really cool installation I happened to be facing, and as luck would have it, the artist of said installation happened to be sitting at our table: Greg Benge! So I had him sign my art of his art. :)
Posted by melydia on February 27, 2017
This is as far as I made it through Journal52 2016. Over halfway – that’s actually really good, for me. I’m glad I gave it a go, though I don’t see myself trying again any time soon. This week’s prompt was “free for all”, meaning that we could draw whatever. So I drew my friend’s cat Errol. He’s rather large but very sweet.