Thursday, May 1, 2014

Contra Costa Open Studios May 3, 4

This weekend, I will have drawings on display at CR Framing and Gallery in Brentwood as part of the Contra Costa open studios.

One lucky evening at the San Francisco Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, I saw for the first time the work of master caricaturist Al "Big Al" Lopez. Al had his own easel, and was drawing in pen and ink the old fashioned way by dipping a metal nib into the ink. His lines were confident and full of life.

"The Last Sarah"
(20 min)
Colored Pencil
7.5"w x 11"h
Eugene Randolph Young

I had heard of the Brentwood drawing group, but the distance from Richmond always discouraged me from attending. Eventually, I decided to make the trek and I've been hooked ever since. The smaller drawing venue means an intimate and relaxing experience. No crowding, blaring music or bombastic hosts. Plus, the models are fantastic.

I will be selling some of my favorite sketches of Rasa Vitalia, Sarah Christine, Aja De Coudreax, and Sgt. De Wies. Hope to see you there! (flyer w/ maps below)

Themed Figure Sketching Workshop
Hosted by Discover Art League
Coordinated by Big Al Lopez. 
Monday evenings on a varying schedule, 6-9 pm
CR Framing and Gallery
700 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood. 
Models are clothed, often in costumes
inspired by dance or the theater.
Sessions consist of a series of short,
creative poses, five to twenty minutes long.
$15 for DAL members and students,
$20 for non-members
For more information and a schedule of
upcoming sessions visit
or e-mail

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