Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco - Alotta Boutté

Tuesday, August 23 found me in San Francisco for another edition of Dr.Sketchy's SF with burlesque beauty and songstress, the sultry siren, known as Alotta Boutté.

Here are some of my flights of fancy with charcoal, pen, brush, ink and watercolor.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

First Friday Follies in Oakland - Sketches from August 5

First Friday Follies.

In the '80's Big Al would go to comedy clubs and draw caricatures of the comedians while they performed. Drawing burlesque, variety performers and musicians is an extension of that.

Here's a link to the "Girls from Outer SPACE" First Friday Follies set on fLickr.

The host was the fabulous Juicy D. Light - Founder and Artistic Director of Rubenesque Burlesque and new producer of First Friday Follies.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco - Eva Von Slut

Tuesday, July 19 found me in San Francisco for another edition of Dr.Sketchy's SF with model, singer, burlesque bombshell, Eva Von Slut.

Here are some of my flights of fancy with pen, brush, ink, pencil and watercolor.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's East Bay - July Edition - Twilight Vixen Revue

The Twilight Vixen Revue came out in force to model at Dr. Sketchy's East Bay in July at Disco Volante in Oakland.

They were fantastic!

Next session is Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 4pm.

I did my first few sketches in pencil.

They took some nice action poses.

Brush and ink always makes for sweet lines!

This is a performance capture.

Pen & Ink, This drawing garnered me the Dr. Sketchy's prize package of art supplies from Utrecht.

Drawing is fun!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flowers in ART, July 16- August 16, 2011

Wine & Cheese Reception on July 16 4:00 to 8:00

Discover Art Leagues

Flowers in ART Show & Sale

at CR Framing

700 Harvest Park Dr. Brentwood, CA 94513


July 16 to August 16

Show open Mon - Friday 10 to 5:30 & Saturday 11 - 4

Here's my piece "Sunflower Goddess" that will be at the show.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A couple of drawings from Friday's Open Studio Tour experience.

A plus of being at a tattoo shop and gallery during open studios is the possibility for good subject matter.

Drawn live at Calculated Punkture Tattoo and Gallery for the Artists' Open Studio Tour. 8065 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, Brentwood, Ca 94513.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Artists' Open Studio Tour - This weekend - May 20-22, 2011

Check out the tour website at ArtistsOpenStudioTour.com.
The Tour is a unique experience, an opportunity for the public to meet forty-two Artists in twenty-six locations in one weekend. Visitors get a chance to meet artists personally and enjoy their work in a studio or working environment. Children welcome.

Big Al will be showing and drawing at Calculated Punkture Studio . 8065 Brentwood Blvd #8, Brentwood, CA 94513. Studio Q on the tour.

Big Al will be Drawing Caricatures and other things Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-3:30pm, Sunday Noon-5pm.

Raul Ugarte, the host/owner of CalPunk, will be tattooing and showing his art also.

Official Tour Guides available at the Artists’ Open Studo Gallery at 741 Second Street, Brentwood from May 5 through May 22. The Gallery will be across from where the new City Hall is under construction and next to Yogurt Island.

Artists on the Tour are: Laura Allen, James Allison, Sue Arkwright, Ron Beatty, Nikki Bernacchi, Alyssa Casey, Bill Chelseth, Bonnie Cichosz, Jane Connelly, Sherry Cummings,Betty Espindola, Isaac Fikre-Sellassie, Jennifer Fink, Sheila Fisher, Jenny Floravita, Miguell Flores, Jack Gaughan, Rosalinda Grejsen, Michael Grejsen, Brenda Kauffmann, Barbie Koncher, Mary Lamb, Martin Lasack, Gary Lindsay, Big Al Lopez, Vera Lowdermilk, Louise Massante, Inna Montano, Ann Muench, Karen Nelson-Kelly, Josie O’Malley, Bill Paskewitz, Marilyn Pellouchoud, Lynn Peterson, Alan Peterson, Nancy Roberts, Raul Ugarte, Bill Weber, and Anthony Woodruff.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The InkWell opening was great.

Sold a few pieces.

I offered a free caricature with the purchase of artwork. They were fun to do. Not my standard black & white marker sketches.

This watercolor and ink drawing done at Dr. Sketchy SF's Bowie theme night.

Artist and Dr. Sketchy's SF director, Alice Stribling, was the recipient of the caricature below for her purchase of Bowie Night at Dr. Sketchy's SF.

The other piece that sold that evening was a caricature study of rock star, American Idol judge, Steven Tyler.

The recipient of the other free caricature of the evening was Keiko and Zach Trenholm. Zach's a fellow caricaturist and friend I first met when researching the National Caricaturist Network now ISCA in 1994.

Thanks for a great evening!

The work will be up and for sale at InkWell through the end of May.

Friday, April 22, 2011

First Friday, May 6, 2011 - InkWell Tattoo Studio in Oakland presents Big Al Lopez

Reception Friday May 6th - 6-9pm
Inkwell Tattoo Studios and Gallery
2400 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Big Al will be there and drawing!

My figure "Inked" received an Honorable Mention last week.

The Livermore Art Association's 3rd Annual Figurative Art Exhibition - The Essential Nude: Figurative Fine Art was held last weekend. One of my pieces received an Honorable Mention.

I wasn't quite sure what to title the piece.
Since I really liked the command and control of the media (Pen & Ink) it was drawn in I titled it "Inked".

All the drawings on this blog are © big al art their respective years. Most are for sale. Contact the artist if interested.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's East Bay - Premiere Edition - Can-Cannibals Dance Troupe

Red Hots Burlesque Presents
Dr.Sketchy's East Bay
Every 2nd Sat of the month 5-8pm
Layover Lounge (look for the giant Martini Glass)
1517 Franklin St Oakland, CA

After drawing over 100 faces at SFO's T2 Community Open House on Saturday, April 9, 2011 this artist found himself in Oakland for the premiere of Dr. Sketchy's East Bay.
The Can-Cannibals Dance Troupe were spectacular models. Here are some drawings of the 3 ladies that graced the stage last Saturday afternoon.

Some of these drawings may end up at my next Art Show at Inkwell Studios. Opening first Friday, May 6, 2011

Look for a Dr. Sketchy's near you!

The Essential Nude: Figurative Fine Art - April 14-17, 2011

Come enjoy the beauty of the human form drawn, painted, sculpted and explored. 1 night and 3 days only!

* What: The Essential Nude: Figurative Fine Art The Livermore Art Association's 3rd Annual Figurative Art Exhibition
* Where: Bothwell Art Center Livermore, 2466 Eight St. Livermore
* When: Show: Fri., April 15th - Sun. April 17th: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
* Reception: Thurs., April 14th, 7:00 - 9:00PM The Public is Invited. Awards presentation at 7:30

Here's a mash-up of my 4 pieces in the show.

These images were drawn at Figure Sessions in Livermore (click for Figure Drawing Workshop info), Pittsburg and San jose (Dr. Sketchy's RoadShow).

Happy Drawing and viewing!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco - Dottie Lux

I had the pleasure to draw at a special edition of Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco last Tuesday evening. While the regular session was going on in another room a few of us were drawing Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque at a private party at 111 Minna.

Here are some of the images that Dottie Lux inspired!

Some of these will be on view in May at one of my shows.

Take care,

Big Al

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Discover Art League, March 19 - April 19, 2011 Brentwood, CA 94513

My daughter and myself have work in Discover Art Leagues 13th Annual Show & Sale.

One of my pieces for the show - "Vintage Shoes"

One of Madalyn's pieces for the show - "Silver Circles"

Take time out to come see the show sometime in the next month.

Have a great weekend!

Big AL

Monday, March 7, 2011

Night Club Caricatures by Big Al

The following images were drawn at the Glas Kat in San Francisco during B.A.G.G.s annual Bettie Page night in March of 2009.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

PinUpShows by Big AL in May - Oakland and Brentwood, CA

This May is going to be busy.

I'll once again be part of the Artists' Open Studio Tour in East Contra Costa County.
This year I'll be showing at Cal Punk Studio in Brentwood (94513) instead of my home.

Also in May I'll be showing at InkWell Tattoo Studios in Oakland.
There will be an opening on Friday, May 6th.

Here's a recent drawing from the Livermore Friday Figure Group.

Hope to see you in May.