Saturday, August 27, 2016

Keith, Crescent Lake, 1992

Here are two drawings of my nephew, Keith Seimens, from a camping trip my family went on in the summer of 1992. In this trip, we concentrated on the Crescent Lake area in the state of Alaska, where most of my family lived and still lives. Except for Keith, born and raised in Los Angeles. In these drawings he would have been 6 or 7 years old.

Silver Surfer, Bogart Night on TCM

The second Humphrey Bogart movie I watched Saturday night on TCM was “Dead Reckoning”, co-starring Lizabeth Scott. As with the first Bogart movie, “The Two Mrs. Carroll, it was a film noir release from 1947. It also was not particularly good, although Lizabeth Scott was inspiring in her graceful fluidity. In this case, the result was a drawing of a naked bald woman, chromed and on a surfboard in outer space. I’m waiting for Marvel Comics to do a distaff version of their popular hero. They can tap me for the art chores.

Dolphin 1969, Bogart Night on TCM

This is a sketch of Dolphin, a comic book character created and illustrated by Jay Scott Pike, in Showcase # 79, in 1969. I’ve never read the comic, but I remember being intrigued by the cover. I drew the character from memory while stoned, watching Humphrey Bogart menace Barbra Stanwyck in “The Two Mrs. Carrolls”. Not a very good movie, but it inspired 3 good drawings. This is drawing #2.

Noir Woman, Bogart Night on TCM

I was watching Humphrey Bogart movies on Turner Classics last night and got in the mood to sketch. The movies were “The Two Mrs. Carrolls” (co-starring Barbara Stanwyck) and “Dead Reckoning” (co-starring Lizabeth Scott).

Richard at San Jacinto, 040514

I sketched this while on my honeymoon with my husband, Richard Rangel. We had a civil ceremony in Los Angeles on April 4, 2016, and a long weekend vacation in Palm Springs. Richard had never taken the tram up the mountain to San Jacinto, so I prevailed upon him to join me there. We had a wonderful late-lunch in the restaurant overlooking Palm Springs. I drew this while we waited for our meal.

Mom, Crescent Lake 1992

Here are more sketches I did at Crescent Lake, during my family’s stay there in the summer of 1992. We spent 3 days in a state park forest service cabin on the shore of the lake. As I recall, it was a gloomy summer, so we spent a lot of time inside the cabin, playing various games.

Krista, Crescent Lake, 1992

Here are  two drawings I did at Crescent Lake, Alaska, during my family’s 3 day stay there in the summer of ’92. These are of my niece, Krista, who would have been 7 or 8 at the time.

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