Thursday, January 16, 2020

Spain!

photo by Dana Haynes

In the fall of 2019, my partner and I had such a blast in Spain! We began in Granada for a dear friend's wedding, where I drew the Flamenco performance. Then we proceeded to Barcelona. I couldn't wait to visit my beloved Sagrada Familia, for the 3rd time now. First visit happened over a decade ago, on my first solo reportage trip. The second visitation with Gaudi's masterpiece took place during the Urban Sketcher's 4th International symposium.  This time 'round, Sagrada Familia had made significant growth, had acquired many more towers and a start of the 3rd facade.  We visited the church three times during a 5-day stay in Barcelona, and it still felt like it wasn't enough... I have never been inside a more beautiful place. And I can't wait to see it again!

Flamenco in Granada

Flamenco in Granada

Flamenco in Granada

Sagrada Familia, Passion Facade. 2019 



Sagrada Familia, Nativity Facade, 2019

Sagrada Familia, Passion Facade, 2019



Sagrada Familia, Nativity Facade, 2019


Sagrada Familia, Interior 2019


Sagrada Familia, Interior 2019

Cathedral of Barcelona, 2019

Cathedral of Barcelona, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Southwest Vacation

Photo by Dana Haynes
America the Beautiful! Man, there is SO much to see and explore... I've never been to Arizona nor Utah until last week. Our sweet, week-long Southwest vacation covered the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Lake Powell and Zion National Park. The winter storm made everything less accessible but more beautiful, and added to the magic.

Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, founded on Feb. 26th 1919

Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, founded on Feb. 26th 1919
Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, founded on Feb. 26th 1919

Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, AZ
Sunset over the Navajo Mountain in Glen Canyon, AZ [part 1]

Sunset over the Navajo Mountain in Glen Canyon, AZ [part 2]

Glen Canyon, AZ





Marble Canyon and Colorado River


Zion National Park in Winter Whiteout. UT
Mule Deer in Zion National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT
Zion Rocks


Thursday, January 10, 2019

NYC Winter Jazz Fest 2019

MMW+Alarm Will Sound at Brooklyn Steel
Memories from 2 awesome NYC Winter Jazz Fest shows: The Westerlies at Subculture and MMW+Alarm Will Sound at Brooklyn Steel


MMW+Alarm Will Sound at Brooklyn Steel

The Westerlies at Subculture

Thursday, October 4, 2018

King Kong the Musical


Tonight, I had the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal of the new King Kong musical on Broadway. It premieres on November 8. It is awe-inspiring and so worth seeing! The stage set designs are breathtaking. As well as the insanely big and life-like King Kong animatronic puppet. Here’s how the NYTimes describes it: « a moving sculpture, with sad eyes and a fearsome roar, requiring 14 performers, as well as 16 microprocessors, to operate.»
 
I made some quick drawings from my seat, in the dark. It was fascinating to watch the puppeteers maneuver the ape and at the same time continue to believe that the beast is alive and has feelings... just wow!



Sunday, August 12, 2018

Porto! Porto! Porto! (and a little bit Madrid)

Drive from Lisbon to Porto. View from the car.
Rest area between Lisbon and Porto
Porto’s incredible Douro river bank.
Porto in Tiles
Last dusk in Porto - view onto the beautiful bridge by Gustave Eiffel across the Douro river.
 
Madrid









Friday, August 10, 2018

SoI Fashion Night

Drawings from the Society of illustrators fashion drawing night. Loved these models, Pearl and Devin!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Boylesque

Great models from “Boylesque” #burlesque at the Society of Illustrators. And some bizarre costumes that were so fun to draw... Thank you, @companyxiv @markozzie @ianspring @zanepilhstromdesigns @aekieren