Sketchbook Chickens

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Rojo the Llama

Rojo the Llama is Head Llama (Leader of the Al-Pack-a? womp womp) at Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas in Vancouver, Washington. He is something of a local celebrity here in Portland. I really encourage you to check out the website and read about the all wonderful things these creatures do.

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Rojo #1 – b&w

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Rojo #1 – tinted in photoshop

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Rojo #2 – b&w

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Rojo #2- colored with watercolor

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Anna May Wong

If you don’t follow Decaying Hollywood Mansions on Facebook, you really really should.

Every day they post a photo of Anna May Wong. “Your daily Anna May Wong!” And that’s in addition to the tons of awesome stuff they post all day long. I didn’t know who Anna May Wong was until DHM started posting about her — she was the first Chinese American movie star! And she was a knock-out.

My husband, Marcus Gannuscio, is working on a project in which he is drawing 100 noteworthy figures throughout history. They are simple, beautiful line drawings. Lots of masterful cross-hatching. I recommended he draw Anna May Wong but then I decided to do it myself.  You should follow Marcus on Facebook! 

Here is his drawing of Nikola Tesla:

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And here is my drawing of Anna May Wong:

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I, too, have a Facebook fan page that you should follow! ;)

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Old Film

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A couple weeks ago I found six rolls of undeveloped film – they’re all from 2004 or so. I got three of them developed: one color, two b&w.

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I was really, really hoping there’d be some photos of my dear departed Maggie. There was pretty much an entire roll!

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This was shortly after I adopted her. These were taken at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park in L.A.

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She’s in there, you gotta look real close.

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The other black & white had a few weird shots, like this selfie of my back after a cupping session with my acupuncturist.

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Also these meters. I vaguely recall having a weird little obsession with them.

The roll of color film was mostly filled with photos from a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo. Aging does weird stuff to color film.

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I’m pretty excited to get the remaining rolls of film developed!

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These haven’t been turned into cards yet, they are in the raw stage. If you’re on Etsy you should follow my shop and keep up to speed on what’s ready for sale! toothypegs.etsy.com

Here we go…

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Greeting Cards 7 – 12

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Her hair is a robin’s nest. ;)

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#10

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#11 – This is actually the original piece that I used as reference for card #8. After I finished #8 I decided to go back into this piece and gussy it up a bit. Then I turned it into a postcard…

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Cards 1-6

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My friend Nina Huang (www.ninahuangart.com) & I have decided to challenge ourselves to each make 100 original greeting cards.

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This is #1/100. Watercolor, shellac ink, metallic acrylic.

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#2. Watercolor & metallic acrylic. As you can see each card is signed, and numbered as “1/1” to let you know it’s an original!

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Lots of watercolor bleeds & blooms in this one.

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#3. Watercolor & acrylic ink.

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Metallics.

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#4. Circular card!

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Ooh, shiny!

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#5.

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#6. watercolor, colored pencil, metallic acrylics, lil bit o’ gouache.

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#6 scan. Doesn’t really show off the metallics :(

Anyway, we’re still figuring out pricing but these and more will soon be up on Etsy! I’ll keep ya posted.

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