Sketch Club EAST

Mark McDonnell formed this division where after lunch, Sketch Club EAST identifies a person of interest, usually for their unique or distinct characteristics too. The subject is briefly studied without drawing. Once back from lunch and back at the drawing board, the subject is drawn from memory. (Due to the sucess of The Sketch Club, this division was formed . . .thank you Marcelo, Steve, Marcos, and paved the way!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

"The Old Couple"

Today's mark was a wonderful shuffling older woman dressed for the good ol' cold Southern California winter. As she gingerly shifted across the concrete jungle that is Costco, (with an obvious stuggle due to some "special" weight compensation), her husband eagerly awaited . . . .patiently . . . as the minutes ticked by. Our aim was for the wife, but I just had to include the second half. So, here's my recollection of the lady in question, plus one.

And as they say, "Bird's of a feather, flock together."



Blogger Rikki said...

This reminds me of mary poppins...
cept you know, better and that :)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Mark McDonnell said...


Thanks for the compliment, that actually was a pretty amazing film.


10:34 AM  
Blogger Seth Hippen said...

What a great sketch! I especially love that guy's nose. It's the perfect compliment to the rest of his body.


6:42 PM  
Blogger Mark McDonnell said...


Thanks man. Wait until you see the other guys sketches. Hopefully they will post there's too.


6:48 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I really like this--Its kinda 101 Dalmations style. I really like the background you put them on. It fits perfectly. Where'd you get it from?

9:29 AM  
Blogger Sabinita said...

very beautiful drawing ! :D

7:33 PM  
Blogger Mark McDonnell said...

The BG is actually one I created. The top and bottom bars are from a book on patterns, I think a Dover series book, but the rest is just plain ol' Photoshop. I just made some lines and played around with them to suit the composition. In my head I tried to make it an old, relatively flat tapestryish piece. But the lines were my way of saying the world was speeding past them, and that they have stood by eachother for a very long journey. I know, this is what goes on inside the knoggin. It may not seem like that is the idea, but if you design with intention . . . it will "just feel right," for some reason. That's because it was intended to speak, so it does in an unspoken way. . . .if that makes sense.

Thank you for the compliment. Much appreicated.


11:39 PM  

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