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.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Windup Girl study

Sketchbook drawing. Muji mechanical pencil, watercolor applied with Pentel waterbrush. Fleshtone finish on Photoshop. She just showed up while having Blue Bottle cappuccino at New People in Japantown.

Because you can't choose what to draw. Haven't been able to read much of late but I did pick up Paolo Bacigalupi's "Windup Girl" in paperback after being caught by the back cover description. I'm just into the first chapters. Growing up in the Philippines and having traveled to Thailand and Japan the textures and cadences summoned by the book are fun to conjure along with.

So, sketches happen. Maybe more will show up. But I am taking my time reading the pages. A leisurely approach to casting the movie inside my head. It just won a Hugo award in a tie with The City & The City by China MiƩville,

The Windup Girl is a story about colonialism, independence, mysticism and ethics, sex and loyalty, and the opposing forces of greed and empathy. Filled with complex and flawed characters who must struggle to overcome their failings, The Windup Girl has no easy or pat answers, but rather charges the reader to summon empathy for imperfect humans who fail as often as they succeed.

--from Boing Boing review

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Blogger Manchurina said...

Those arms...they are beautiful!

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Blogger Panda said...

So great! She is really beautiful

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Blogger bengal said...

hello there ronnie, great stuff still going on as i can see!
getting back in touch with you & enrico, or at least trying! cheers! :]

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Blogger Will Finn said...

Hi Ronnie! Gorgeous piece of drawing there... Sounds like a good read too!

9:30 AM

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Blogger Saskia said...

sweet ! I really love the life in your drawings, wonderful characters !!

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