Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Warner Brothers for Kids With Cancer

A handful of artists from our "Pink Panther & Pals" production visited Warner Brothers today. The studio was holding a full-blown carnival (balloons, ponies, Ronald McDonald, and all!) for kids with cancer and we were invited to draw cartoon characters for them.

Fawn and I had never been on any of the WB lots before. This one, at Gate 11, looks like an actual suburban street. There's a winding street lined with fake (yet fully sized) houses from various TV shows and movies. Our group sat directly across from a house that was in "Lethal Weapon."

Daniel, Miguel, Stuart, and Stephanie, ready to battle the scattered requests of the kids.

Fawn and Deb, warming up.

Original Pink Panther veteran, Art Leonardi, finishing an ink-and-marker drawing.

My oddest request of the day: to combine Dumbo and the Ceshire Cat in one drawing. (If any Disney lawyers are reading this post, I have no idea where Celeste got this drawing.)

Me, geeking out at the "Friends" fountain.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tanuki Too

We're gonna keep "tanuki-ing" it out. I mean, who doesn't love chubby raccoon-dog with giant manly parts? We went to draw at Panera Bread on Sunday afternoon and that place was PACKED. We managed to get a tiny table near the exit. My cafe mocha cup alone was half the size of the table. So I took the other half to camp out my watercolor gears leaving Ryan with no room. He had to draw on the floor.

Okay, that was exaggerated. But you get the idea.