the weed whacker

Oakland, CA Oakland, CA October 13, 2012. My son woke me up at a quarter to six to go fishing this morning. Later on, we were up in Oakland, and I told my wife to drop me off for a couple months while I sketched. There were too many interesting things to draw, so I finally just sat down and started drawing. This guy had a weed whacker and he fit into the drawing very well I thought.

9 comments:

Benjamin J said...

Im a usual on the usk blog, but todays the first time I was lucky enough to catch sight of your entry. So I set out to find your blog so I could follow you directly.

Great work and skill, keep it comming,
Benjamin J.

RobCarey said...

Thanks for dropping by, Benjamin!

Jane Hannah said...

Hi Rob,

I love this so much... the detail is exquisite and at the same time, it is loose. Your shadows are fabulous... it brings your artwork to life ;-)

Benjamin J. Melgares said...

No problem I love seeing everyone's work and reading the posts. I am a young aspiring artist, so I'm simply trying to learn from those who know. So feel free to drop by and share some tips with me.

Benjamin j.
www.bMelgares.com

Anonymous said...

More importanty, how was the fishing?

RobCarey said...

Thanks, Hannah. Loose is good. I like loose.
Thanks, Benjamin. Your sketches look great. I checked out your site. thanks for sharing them.
The fishing was great. we came home smelling like fish; that was from our bait, of course. The fish in the bay survived another day.

Rene Fijten said...

I always wonder why someone can spend hours staring at a floating ball to disappear, while he could buy a decent fish in any local fishshop (and have enough time left to make a nice drawing of that shop)...

RobCarey said...

Yeah, I'm with you, Rene. How does the saying go? "You can give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. But teach a man to sketch, and he'll be happy for a lifetime." :)

Rene Fijten said...

LOL! you're absolutely right!