A Trophy for the Wall

 So I took my sketch from last week of the deer with crazy eyes and sculpted it into a wall-mounted trophy head. It's about 6" tall.

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Sketches and Anjelica

So, the other day I went and drew animals frozen in time at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum with the super talented Jessica Cooper, here are some sketches:

 pronghorn antelope and a coyote

 gray wolf

 and a mule deer.

I then took these sketches as reference and did some silly non-existent animals:

In addition to animals, I finished my little Anjelica Huston bust. She's about 5" tall. 

also while watching terrible television i drew my hand doing weird hands.

more sculptures and things coming soon!
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Somewhere or Bust!

Uhh that's a stupid post title, but I made some more busts:

first, a scary lizard dude. first attempt at monster-y type, so...

and, just because she's got a good face, a portrait of Anjelica Huston. She obviously still needs hair, and her eyes are wonky, but..almost there! 

more things to come, any suggestions of a bust or sculpture I should make? I think these will be going up for sale soon at my Etsy Store, DalvaArt!*

*I just discovered that Daal Vaart means "Slow down" in Dutch..or I guess "lowering speed" but still. awesome.


For sale!

I have listed my sculpture, "The Player" on Etsy! You can see all the information here!

I will be listing more work soon, this is just the beginning! 
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Beauty and the Zombie

So I am trying out some new things. I made a saintly lady bust inspired by all the amazing classical sculptures I saw in Europe, and then I made a zombie. 

more like this to come.
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Hi-Fructose Blog!

Today some of my work is featured on the Hi-Fructose Magazine blog, 

Thanks to JL Schnabel who wrote the post!
She makes incredible jewelery that you can see here
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European Adventure Part 2

annnnd here's some more! Also be sure to go look at Danielle Buerli's lovely drawings and photos, who was my travel partner, bread and cheese sharer and silly-pose expert.  

here is a sketch of Danielle planning our route, 
and a card from the Mexico-themed bar we went to in Zurich

some messy sketches of the mountains on our super long train (actually 4 trains) to Nice from Zurich. We didn't make reservations in time, so we took smaller trains through some pretty incredible countryside. super green and giant giant mountain ranges, with old bridges for the train.

our first stop was Nice, where the beaches are rocky and swimsuit tops are optional. 
it was lovely to swim in the sea and have little fish swimming around your feet. and you could see to the bottom. and there was ice cream. 

some people at our hostel in Nice, and the roof outside our hostel in Marseille, which was the next stop, but only for one night.

another drawing from the Natural History Museum in Barcelona. Did you know the scientific name for the Eurasian Eagle-Owl is Bubo bubo? Ohh, science, you so silly.

rather than being super cool and doing extensive master copies inside, 
I just drew the outside of the Museo de Prado.

 some sketches of amazing sculptures and notes of things to remember in the Musee d'Orsay, which was one of my favorite museums. it has everything. I wish we had a whole day for it. Next time.

sleepin' on the train- Danielle and some...other...guy. I am always afraid that they will wake up and I'll be staring at someone, creepily drawing them. It's okay when its your friend, though...right?

mostly collage from all the brochures and things from Paris, with a little gouache painting of Marie Antoinette's funny little "Hamlet" where she pretended she wasn't queen. There were some giant terrifying swarming fish in that pond.

aaand finally a vulture from Barcelona. He was awesome and huge. 

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European Adventure part 1

I have returned from traveling and will share some drawings with you. 
It was amazing and exhausting and I wish that I had had more time to draw, 
but there was so much to see! 

 the first hostel in Nice, France, had a funny cat, that sat around,
 looking at everyone, and getting scraps. it was sort of crazy looking.

 i really liked this lion, which was part of a fountain in Garibaldi Square in Nice. 
I found the Prada ribbon (on the left side) on the street in Monaco,
 how appropriate, right?  (its really fancy there or something)

les Trois Graces fountain in Montpellier, France

 an unfinished drawing of a statue in Montpellier..i think it was of Louis XIV for winning some war or some such momentous event. i kind of like it just being the horse.

we sat in a park in Montpellier and drank some Orangina (which comes in tall cans!), 
and, as we sat and drew, the kids got out of school and came and everyone sat in the grass. 
then the teenage antics began. then we left.

the cathedral in Barcelona, Spain
apparently i can't draw straight lines. oh well

 some weird-ass monkey type things from the Natural History Museum in Barcelona, which was completely deserted and really nice. It had previously been in a castle, which we really wanted to go into, but it has now moved to a super-modern cheese-slice shaped mirrored building. I think there were about 4 other people in the entire place.

the interior doors to the amazing courtyard (!) at our hostel in Madrid

i drew a lot of people in Madrid, apparently. It was raining a little, so we were in the hostel a bit more than other places. Also sitting in Cafe Zurich in Madrid, where there was a funny clown guy (top right) who would just follow people around, copying their walks and blowing a whistle. Also some hands and faces from the Museo de Prado, which was giant, and had good cappuccinos.

I am going to put some more in the next post. This is just round one!
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