domingo, febrero 25, 2007


Some Chinese New Year pictures from a very cold Boston...

Either my ears are ringing, I am still hearing the gongs and firecrackers through my window, or both. I forgot how loud it gets. Some people were smart enough to wear earplugs.

The look of those guys above just cracked me up. So macho! I think this is the same guy in the black from a different angle.

I love the guy with his gloves on trying to hold on to what is left of his hearing. This is also a picture of a very important lesson learned today. Next year, I put a scarf or bandana over my mouth. Firecracker smoke make you choke.

Here is that person who kind of conducts the lions. I don't know a hell of a lot about lion dances but they are cool to watch.

These are some people in my neighborhood. This is my street. See that sign in the upper right-hand corner that says 'Cocktail Jazz'? That's a restaurant called Chau Chau Dim Sum City. I live right above it. I like my hood. It's colorful.

BANG BANG BOOM! My apartment is literally vibrating with noise but I am very happy I don't live in some sleepy suburb.

My supermarket. I live 2 doors down to the left. You see the woman with the red t-shirt and jeans? She won't order me any more jars of Yeo's chicken curry sauce because she is fully stocked with other curry sauces that are not chicken-flavored. What is up with that? I try not to shop here because that woman seriously pisses me off. But recently it's been so cold that I don't exactly have much of a choice :(

Audience from above same supermarket. Too cute!

They are looking out from the second floor of a restaurant.
Gong xi fa cai! (or however you spell it...)

domingo, febrero 11, 2007

Dr. Sketchy's

Today, this came to Boston. It was held at a bar near BU. Actually, a club. The models posed on a stage. There were contests - best napkin drawing, best incorporation of a hideously moist fence, best placement of a blowfish. I am kicking myself for not having brought my camera, because some of the art school types did amazing things with watercolor and charcoal and all those cool supplies only art school types seem to have. I'd never drawn off a model before, so this was interesting. I had no idea what I was doing. Here are some of my things.

Scrolling down = NSFW!

This girl's costumes rocked so hard. My drawings do them no justice.

There were a lot of black feathers.
Don't ask. I didn't finish this next drawing because I started talking to my friend. Frankenstein model was being a pain - he wouldn't stay still. He kept headbanging to music! It was too funny.
No, she is not totally topless. She was wearing pasties. I am not too fond of this last one. I switched my pen and made the model look humungous. She was fairly large, but did not have elephant ankles like the ones I drew.
If you live in Boston they are going to do this at Great Scott the 2nd Sunday of each month starting at 2:30. The stop is Harvard Ave. on the B line. It's a good time!