Saturday, January 21, 2006

Jan 21


It's finally getting chilly here in L.A., and today I felt the need to supplement my meager winter wardrobe. As well as the functional sweaters, the racks at Out of the Closet yielded a couple of flirty tops ... at a buck each, I didn't care that they weren't really required right now.

10 comments:

Donna said...

HASHI I JUST LOVE YOUR SKETCHES. yOU DON'T LOOK ORIENTAL BUT THERE SURE IS THAT FEELING IN A LOT OF YOUR THINGS. gREAT WORK!

DONNA ELIO

Lin said...

GREAT page and sketches -- I DO LOVE how you've combined your sketches with collaging/paint! I TOO enjoy thrift shops --!! What a treasure trove of finds!

Nelly said...

Almost 100% of my wardrobe comes from a consignment shop called Snooty Fox. I rarely by anything from a dept. store anymore. I have a lot of designer clothes that I love, but would never have been able to afford!
As Lin said...your sketches are wonderful, and the way you present them with such attention to composition and color are admirable. Even the use of masking tape in angled pieces, notebook paper and perfed edges...all add texture. Even those of us who have been doing this for a long time continue to learn and be inspired by other's art.

Nelly said...

...spelling correction! I rarely bUY...hee hee.

Kate said...

Love them, Hashi! And you got some great buys, too...

Anonymous said...

I miss watching you create your art. I will be home soon.

Teri C said...

What a great idea to sketch your treasures that you found!

Roma said...

I love your use of tape! Who would have thought it could add a positive visual impact, and work with the composition! Way to go!

RYN: I encourage you to at least try carpenter style pencils. Generals makes them in various drawing hardnesses.

The only pain is that they require the use of an exacto or razor to expose the graphite, and a sand paper block to sharpen the end to a point.

That is the beauty of this pencil. Held at a 90 degree angle to paper, you have the length of the sharpened point for fine lines. Held at a lesser angle you get the benefit of wider lines.
When used for curved lines, it has a certain sensuousness to the line.

Layed on its side it is fabulous for shading.

If you try it, let me know what you think.

Lauralyn said...

Great idea to sketch things you found at thrift shop.....

Linda said...

This is a fun page and a great way to remember your day! Super use of color for the background, and the pieces of paper with the drawings kind of looks like clothes hung on display in a store. The grey flannel (or is it fleece?) shirt looks like the type that will most certainly become a favorite, as you said.