Friday, April 3, 2009

IF: Talisman

zdepski's moleskine sketch of chinatown SF dragon celebration
zdepski's digital illustration of Puapualenalena stealing the talisman conch
The Lucky Dragon... Celebration in the streets of San Francisco. I witnessed a business changing hands with bunch of local dignitaries exchanging handshakes as children and young people were drumming and clashing cymbals dressed as dragons. They just piled into the street, closing off traffic. This sketch is reflecting that, with the SF cable car stalled as the dragon dance winds around. This is headed to be a painting, but I did it today, so I thought IF would be a good launch of this idea.

Secondarily, the illustration of the Hawaiian legend of Puapualenalena, Wizard Dog of the Waipi'o Valley stealing the Sacred Conch Talisman back from the evil, lazy U'hane demons while they sleep.

Top is graphite in my MOMA Moleskine sketchbook
Bottom is digital, coming out this autumn in book form.
Click them to enlarge

6 comments:

Chad Grohman said...

I should be hanging out with you.... you see all the cool stuff

peg nocciolino said...

Nice composition! Can't wait to see it in color. There is so much life in this drawing!!

chelsea said...

Love the folds of the dragon the kid is lifting over his head.

Indigene said...

Like the energy and your line work is amazing!

Jack Foster said...

This is soooooo cool!!! Awesome!

Nathanael Lark said...

I love this black and white sketch, man! Great draftsmanship and it's nice and loose. Excellent!