Monday, July 4, 2011

Prima Bistro then Mo's Portrait Party

A Prima evening with friends as Deja Blooze, a local jazz band, played some great toons. My first sketch is an attempt to capture the warmth and activity of the place. Next time we'll sit in front of the band.

The backside of one third of Deja Blooze at Prima Bistro

Later we migrated to Mo's for a little portrait party. First sitter was the charming and delightful Corey of Useless Bay Coffee fame. Turns out he's a sketcher too. A talented young man so we hope to recruit him into the Whidbey Island Sketchers.

Corey Sketching at Mo's

Then the amicable and proud James visiting from Tucson. James finds the Island's inhabitants friendly and approachable, much like himself. He was lucky and walked away with a sketch!

James Patiently Posing


  1. Excellent work on these! The 2 page spread is just fantastic. I wish Blogger allowed these to be sized to the width of the page. They come out so small you can barely see them.

  2. Thanks, Madam! I agree about the width. It's adjustable but the sidebar stuff get squished.

  3. You did such a great job capturing these guys' expressions! Looks like a fun time!

  4. I like the bar spread too. Seems all the more atmospheric and realistic for not being straight in front of the band - more like the view I normally have :)
    Great portraits too.

  5. Thanks Katherine and Sue. I appreciate your comments! I did 5 sketches of James, this is my favorite.
    Sue, great point on the angle. Must admit the seat I occupied was the best view in regards to seeing the entire space.