This one I’m proud of, I know it isn’t complete… But, it still look good. I spent over an hour filling in so much details while sitting on the curb facing front of the gorgeous façade and putting notes in about the history of it. This is the main entrance of the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. 2012
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The Big Bang Theory part 3, continuing from the last image. This is what the audience seating area look like when watching the live taping of the set. The seats were pinned down and sits right next to each other with no spaces and gaps in between that you can have a bit room to move freely.. It was very cramp, especially people who have wide shoulders (like mine) and sitting in one spot for about 2 to 3 hours. Luckily I get to sit at the end, so about half of my bottom were off of my seat so I can move around a bit. I wish they would make some adjustment and give each seat some room in a tiny audience bleachers, the walkway have more room than the seatings!
Oh and on the next page is the autographs from the cast and crew members, Kaley Couco (who play as Penny), Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh Koothrappali), Chuck Lorre (the creator of the show), and Kevin Sussman with the smily face (Stuart Bloom, Comic book store owner).
The Big Bang Theory part 2, my second visit to see the taping of the show at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, CA back in January 2013.
This was a sketch of the actual live taping of “The Big Bang Theory” sitcom. Very popular, and I’m a huge fan of it. It is an awesome experience to see an actual taping of the show and my laugher to be part of it.
Going through 2 securities check-in and bag searching (it’s like dealing with the TSA at the airport) at the Warner Bros Studios, sure is a big ordeal not to carry any phones, electronics, and camera.. I had to surrender mine to the security with my photo ID, and pick it up afterward. This is the only way I can capture photos of the Soundstudio by sketching what I saw! And most of the time it was dark and a bit hard to see since the studio have to dim out the audience seating room for the filming. They have like 12 actual sets crammed into a small Soundstudio, loaded with props! It really look like you are in Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment and kitchen area, and they even have the Comic Book Store there too.
This sketch will give you an idea on what exactly I saw at the studio and from my point of view, my seat was in an excellent spot and right front of the apartment kitchen and living room area.
I hope you guys don’t mind if I upload some of my past sketches in my moleskine.. Just to make up for the long overdue absent on this site. =) Don’t worry, I’m not going to upload every single one, just a few that I really enjoyed sketching and worth uploading it.
Oct 28, 2012 This is a watercolour and ballpoint pen 15 mins sketch of the courtyard of the Pasadena City Hall in Pasadena, California. The Spanish architecture on this place is breathtaking!
Have anyone seen the comedy mockumentary show called “Parks & Recreations?” The “Pawnee City Hall” is actually the City Hall in Pasadena! When I first walked up to this place, I was like “Hey… This look strangely familiar… Where did I see this building from..?” Turn out I was right.. I recommend watching the show, it’s pretty funny.. I really like “serious” Ron. Although I find Tom is a bit annoying, especially later on into the Seasons.
After I did the Superman, I decided to do my favourite, Batman! I really enjoyed working on this one.. Probably he is mysterious Caped Crusaders and have more character than Man of Steel. “Gothic” Gotham as the night backdrop with Batman’s sidekick, Robin. And his infamous nemesis, The Joker.
Work on with Gotham skyline was time consuming than working on Metropolis. I try to make Gotham building look nothing like Superman’s location. I always think Gotham look similar to Pittsburgh and New York City with the neo-gothic and Edwardian architectures. While Metropolis filled with futuristic Art-Deco-style buildings, a cross between Miami and Los Angeles.
Same medium as I did with Superman, Pentel pocketbrush, and Copic markers.