I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Unreality Check

Cappuccino foam Nina drawing at Caffe Trieste. Zazu makes good espresso drinks. The foam holds up, then I draw.

Yesterday was the day. September 28, 2009 was a Monday. The morning was at the El Cerrito swim club trying to get my breathing lesson down. Then rush to work, grab coffee (and a small cinnamon swirl) and then on to a meeting.

Right after the meeting I pace about and decide I should take my photo with the phone. What I remember of a day is harder now. I should remember more but not many win that battle over time. This post should help. Cryptic, huh? But maybe I just like Mondays--direct opposition to that song about hating them.

I should say something about the long silence in blog posts. Or I just start posting and get on with it, eh? Things are afoot. The house is empty and looking to see if the city will have a new place to call home. All's good. Spectacular, really. I'm off to Japan in less than a week to travel for the movie. I will be traveling most of October. I should pack.


Blogger Radish said...

Good to hear from you! There was a quiet period, so what? As long as you're still here, it doesn't matter. Anyways, I love the coffee drawings! I want to try that soon. The weather is asking for more coffee these days!!
Take Care!

9:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got my copy of "My Name is Dug" and I really enjoyed it!
Thanks a lot for this beauty and bon voyage :)

12:04 PM

Blogger Fabian said...

Wow!!! Really beautiful!! I don't supposed there is a way for me to buy a capuccino from you like that and to have it send by UPS to my home, right? Wish i could be there, and there find a way to freeze it forever, i love it!!

3:12 PM

Blogger Chris Palmer said...

what a great foam drawing of nina! enjoy japan.

7:06 PM

Blogger Semi-Imperfect Role Model for Superheroes and Other Super Things ("Have no fear, imagination is here!"©) ♡™ said...

"will be traveling most of October"

cool! Looking forward to interesting pictures

8:02 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Wow! You are a magician!

12:47 AM

Anonymous PhilipH said...

Hey, Nice!

Do one of these a day for the next.. ah.. 4 years or so (and get Nina to live a little) and you have a film methinks...

Mind you... there's probably an app for that already.

Greetings from London...!

2:02 AM

Blogger Tammy Chang said...

hello :)

that's such a lovely drawing of nina. i'm not surprised she looks so good in there. have a safe flight to japan and enjoy your time there!

1:04 PM

Blogger nickwatson said...

Look forward to you speaking at OIAF!

5:11 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

THis is brilliant ... now I want to get a coffee and try to draw in it!

1:54 PM

Blogger A-T-G said...

Ronnie that is a beautiful coffee drawing! Someday, I shall have to buy you a coffee and watch you magically make something appear!

2:10 AM

Blogger J Lou said...

oh wow! that espresso would brighten up my day.. any day :D

1:34 PM

Blogger Ryan Green said...

For about 4.5 seconds, I stared at this image, thinking, "now what am I looking at?" and then Nina reached out and slapped me in the face. Beautiful! *runs away to play with his food*

2:32 PM

Blogger Joelle said...

OMG. coffee drawing! oh, the possibilities!

1:37 AM

Blogger Samanta Erdini said...

Ronnie your art is amazing! and look at this coffe! wooow, I donpt want to drink it and lost the amazing illustration! :) NICE JOB! AHAH


10:36 PM

Blogger Howard Shum said...

Cool coffee drawing!

3:07 AM

Blogger Gerald de Dios said...

I wish I could order that custom foam cappuccino! Hope all is well, keeping healthy for the holidays :)

2:29 PM

Blogger Meesimo said...

Beautiful coffee sketch!
Pretty amazing:)

9:16 PM

Blogger C.B. Canga said...

it was good to meet you at the 25 th sketchcrawl on saturday. thanks for showing me your sketchbook. awesome work here.

this such a cool picture.

11:19 AM

Blogger Lindsey Lydecker said...

I bought your book at the CTN animation expo this past weekend in Burbank California. I love it.

ps: cool coffee doodle of Nina.

<3 please post lots n lots of work, because it is amazing!

2:23 PM

Blogger Lindsey Lydecker said...

I bought your book at the CTN animation expo this past weekend in Burbank California. I love it.

ps: cool coffee doodle of Nina.

<3 please post lots n lots of work, because it is amazing!

2:23 PM

Anonymous Jonas said...

Dammit RDC! That makes me want to drink more coffee.

10:53 PM

Blogger XAV said...

fantastic idea and execution, this is a really beautifull pic.

2:47 AM

Blogger pakoto said...

soooo wonderful

3:28 PM

Blogger bathmate said...

That’s looks so nice your posting.
Everything looks good in your posting.
That will be necessary for all. Thanks for your posting.

9:40 AM

Blogger Ben Hatke said...

That is actually pretty amazing!

7:48 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Super awesome. doesn't get more ephemeral than this.

9:33 PM

Blogger Valerie said...


10:23 AM

Blogger Malgorzata Arska said...

awww lovely, I always do hearts but never tried face before... :)

1:08 PM

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11:52 PM

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8:17 AM


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