Saturday, June 13, 2009

Events Before I Leave For Vacation

Though I have been crazy busy with leaving for Europe and working on my portfolio, I would like to get another couple sketch groups together before I take off. Also, due to the fact that I'll be away for a little over three weeks, I'd love to see some of you get together while I'm gone! For that reason, feel free to post some of your personal work for critique and take advantage of the local talent that regulars this blog!

As for sketch days, I'm making my own schedule up through the 22nd, so I'm open to any date and time prior. Comment below for suggestions and lets get together soon!

Events So Far:

June 20th: Pirates of San Francisco Bay!- Pirate themed, Authentic Costumes in an old victorian mansion! 5 stories!, $25.00 for the night- includes open house/ live-DJ Savvy, hookah bar/ wine bar/ snacks/ authentic costumed and nude models, photo-booth! Located at a historic home on 1198 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117- at the corner of Fulton and Scott across from Alamo Square! 8pm to 1am- 5

June 23rd: The third Tuesday (4th in this case) of every month Minna Gallery hosts a really cool event in which you get to sketch with professionals and sell your work while drinking beer, etc. Check the video below!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Up was amazing! If you haven't seen it yet, get to your local theater as soon as possible.

Here are some pages from the last few sketch gatherings we've had. I hope you like:

Friday, May 29, 2009


Between eye surgery, my birthday skydiving trip, leaving for Europe, and putting my 2 weeks at the 9-5, I've neglected the Sketch Crew! Well, to make amends I'm getting us all together for a night no serious artist can opt out of, Up. Yes, thats right, we're all getting together to watch the long anticipated release of Pixars Up! If you've already seen it watch it again! Time is 6:45pm, Thursday June 4th at the AMC theater for the 3D showing. Tickets should be $13.50, $12.50 with student ID's. Be there or be square.

CORRECTION: It's playing in 3D at 845 Market Street in the mall.
I'll be there at 6!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Originally uploaded by jjutt
San Francisco, Marina
05.17.09 w/Seth Henderson


Originally uploaded by jjutt
it just came out that way!

Memorial Day

"If I can make art for a livin' I win!"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Marina Sunday

Hey Crew,

This Sunday we're all going to meet at my house 11ish and after a little getting to know you conversation we can grab some coffee and/or food nearby around noon, then branch out from there. The address is 2495 Lombard Street in the Marina. Ring when you get here and be sure to bring any drawing materials you wish, while being prepared for the weather. I expect nice with a chance of wind.

Also, see post below for Saturday Gallery hopping

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gallery Hopping on Saturday

Seeing if anybody is down to do some gallery hopping on Saturday! I'd say we can meet up on Union Square around 1, and start going through the Geary Blvd. galleries. Hoping to end up at the Shooting Gallery on Larkin. I think those are the only ones I know of by Union Square. Then there are also some neighboring galleries by 111 Minna as well. Any interests?

- Angelo

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Metamorphica Sketches

To those of you that don't know, my eye surgery went well and though I'm not yet 100%, expect another drawing day here shortly.

As for posts, here are my belated images from the Metamorphic drawings session. I'm trying to track down the artist that did the imagery in the background of the photos to credit her work here...

Friday, May 1, 2009

04.30.09 - Yerba Buena & Westfield Sketches

Here are my sketches from tonight's session. I think it was a great night altogether, despite the cold sneaking up on us in the park.

SF Sketches 04.30.09 III


We moved over to the Westfield when it got too much outside and, after a brief run at Mai Do, an awesome stationary store that has great brushes and pens, we got down to business at the food court. There were lots of people just waiting to be drawn.

SF Sketches 04.30.09

After we parted ways, I got on the train and continued sketching for a little bit before drifting off to slumberland.

SF Sketches 04.30.09 II

Hope to see you all at the next one.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sketches From Yerba Buena

Thanks to David for bringing the almond cookies!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Sketches from the GG Park Meet

I almost forgot to post these up!

This time I decided to step out of my usual comfort zone and took a stab at non-character related subject matter in various media. I'm happy with the way the watercolor turned out and anxious to discover the way to add more layers for a thicker look.

Also, I tested out toned paper for the first time as well. The charcoal gave me some trouble, but over all, it was fun.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sketching @ Yerba Buena, Thursday, 6pm

Hey everyone,

We're going to try and get together for an evening of sketching this Thursday evening at 6pm. The place? The park between the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The Metreon. I figure we got a couple hours in the sun before we have to move inside and I'm really getting used to the springtime sun. So bring your sketchbook, drawing pad, random pieces of paper and your drawing sticks and let's do this thing!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

33 Revolutions Live Band performance

hi all,

Just wanted to post this sketch I did at 33 Revs while this jazz band was playing. I had no idea was going to take it as far as I did and as quickly as I did it. This took me two hours to do altogether. I am so proud of myself for getting something done very quickly.

33 Revolutions live band sketch illustration

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I went to the very first one and I have to say it was a blast. This is a monthly event that my friend hosts. It's pretty intense - you're surrounded by a whole bunch of other creative artists, drawing practically non stop. It has a pretty chill atmosphere and if you're interested to draw some costumed figures, this is the place to go!

Here's a link to some of the sketches I did that night:

And for more info, here's their blogspot that has a whole bunch of pictures from previous events and other people's drawings:

Saturday May 2nd, 7pm -1am
135 Dore St, San Francisco, CA
Theme: Butoh
Designer: Bad Unkl Sista
Price: $25 ($20 with student ID)

RSVP required, no tickets at door. Space is limited to 25 people. Contact Nadia Mogilev for more info and to purchase tickets:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sketches from GG Park

Hey everyone,

It's Vincent. Just checking in to post some sketches from Sunday's trip to the Park.

Sketching in GG Park #1

This was my view out from the De Young Cafe. It was a nice day out that day and everything was looking great. I got bored of this pretty quick though and moved on.

Sketching in GG Park #2

During the conversation one of our sketchers said that if he had a superppower, it would be to speak every single language fluently. I'm a visual person and a comic book artist so I immediately thought of this.

Sketching in GG Park #3

I had to leave a little earlieer than everyone else, but before I left I got in a few nice sketches of some things from the Japanese Tea Garden. I wish I had more time there because the flowers and plants were amazing to look at. Great for still life practice!

That's it for now. Hope you all had a great weekend and I want to see you at the next one. That means YOU!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

GG Park Photos

Though sketches are on the way, our trip today was so beautiful I had to take some quick snapshots with my phone. Here are some that turned out okay: