Joshua Boulet's Sketch the World
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I'm uploading video of my Eueropean travels
I created a video of me
Thanks to Zach Scott Pohl
for the music
A video of me sketching scenes from
Thanks to Zach Scott Pohl
for the great music
Updated 05.19.2017 by Boulet
I've sketched so hard that I've already filled up an entire blackbook
say goodbye to BlackBook 42
and say Hello to BlackBook 43
Updated 05.18.2017 by Boulet
LANDED IN LONDON
It is late when I get to the check in point at Stansted airport in London.
At first I think I am going to be cleared, but then the Border Guard squawks his walkie.
I have got a Stop-Check. Someone needs to come relieve me. he says.
Fuck. This again.
He grills me and I provide answers. What is you purpose for visiting London? How long are you staying? How much money do you have? Do you have a job? Have you had trouble with Border Control before?
I provide my printed out itinerary, and he asks to see proof of my departing flights. My phone is dead, so I have to use my laptop.
That is okay- take your time He says, I am still waiting for someone to cover me.
I connect to the free airport wifi, as he hands me this form
He says I bet this looks familiar. I think, maybe, but it has been awhile. I already know what comes next.
By now I have pulled up the proof of flight and all the places I am staying at while visiting London.
After looking at everything he directs me to the holding area.
Now this does looks familiar.
I quickly pull out my sketchbook and begin to draw.
This might be the only thing I get to sketch in London.
It will be a quick drawing.
Several minutes later he comes back.
Wow, you just drew that?! he asks.
That is what I do. I say.
I let him show the others guards. He takes the sketchbook to show them.
One of the girls asks- Did you draw me? Yes.
I look like a man, says the other.
(sorry hon, it is the uniform. It is never flattering).
Then the gentleman who has been grilling me asks his supervisor- Wait, are drawings of the border Control okay?
The Supervisor just silently nods her head.
Back to the business at hand.
He informs me that he has read the last report where I was denied entrance.
Things have not changed.- he says. I am still a freelance artist without a steady income.
So I log back into my laptop and access my online banking.
I also show him the confirm bookings for the hostels.
He goes back up the stairs, behind the black glass. At this point I am thinking FUCK THE BRITISH. I will act proper, but they are going to get a piece of my mind- about how they got the wrong person. I just want to draw your shitty country!
Then he comes back, and says- Okay, gather your things, and meet me at desk 18.
I take my time, shutting down my laptop.
Too long, and I rush over to the desk as a few things fall out of my bag.
Okay- he begins - We are going to LAND you, but I am giving you this stamp that will be a red flag to every time you try to enter the UK.-
I’m going to be landed! Yes!
I ask - Well, may I ask what these concerns are?
Without a family or a typical real job back in the U.S.A they are worried that I will try to start a new life in London…. We will not penalize you for being different. I am going to LAND you.
He stamps the passport, and tells me to go.
I walk past the border check with a smile on my face.
This time I made it!
I walk thru customs where there is no one waiting.
I’m squeaky clean so I was never worried, but when I realize that they never once searched my bag. I think:
Shit, I could have snuck in some of that Eindhoven Hash
LANDED IN LONDON 05/17/2017 10pmish as Lived by Joshua Boulet.
Updated 05.04.2017 by Boulet
I'm in Paris
and I visited
Pere Lachasie Cemetery
where Jim Morrison rests
now check this video I made about
drawing the tombe
Sketch the World
Updated 05.01.2017 by Boulet
La Cite De La Bande Dessinee
The City of Comics
Glorify the ninth art
I'm in France, and finally found an adapter
so here is a long over due upadate
waiting in a train station
in Toulouse France
We are all the same
Here is what I sketched in
I drew this in the rain
La Sagrada Familia
I have video to prove it
on my YouTube Channel
Ran ruins blackblooks
this ink was not waterproof
Trump D Arc
I find a cannabis club
in wonderful sweet sweet Barcelona
and I get high for the first time in over a monthI needed that
and I write a full review
I was tried from a full day of drawing and travel
I messed up the details on this one
before all that
I ride a plane
The plane is full
I am stuck in the middle
this is nothing to do but draw
So I draw from take off to touch down
Updated 04.25.2017 by Boulet
I'll be doing one of these for each spot I visit in Europe
Check it out!
Updated 04.23.2017 by Boulet
I walked into the castle,
Castillo de Luna
and wedding music started playing.
Pictures were being snapped as I tried to get out of the way.
No one told me to leave, so I stayed and did this quick
Someone call the Cute Police. . . . There is about to be an arrest!
I TRY TO BUY WEED IN A PET STORE
While walking in Rota last night,
I notice a small shop that has a pot poster in the window.
I make a mental note of where this shop is at, and vow to return tomorrow, when they are open.
It takes me awhile to find the store again.
Although I wander around for awhile I would not say I was ever truly lost,
and I realize that I have become comfortable navigating this small beach town.
Finally I see round about with the giant hands- it is directly across from that
which means I am almost there!
Yes! It is open! Wait a minute this is a. . . . a pet store?
I see the poster that I saw last night, so I go in.
It is a very small pet store.
I look around.
More pet stuff, and then I see it.
In a small standing glass case I see grow products with weed leaves on them. . . and seeds.
There are about five packages each containing cannabis seeds.
They are priced around Euro26.00
There is a book on top of the display and I thumb thru it
It is a catalog of what seeds are available.
I would buy some, but I do not have the time or a spot to grow a plant
(I will be in France in two weeks.
In a desperate attempt I decide I am going to ask the guy working if he has anything to sell.
Maybe out of his personal stash,
or the secret garden I hope is in the back.
maybe next to the dog food
He is talking to a customer,
and If this is gonna work it has to just be me and him in the store when I ask.
So I leave.
I walk around for about ten minutes, making notes of places I might like to eat at later.
I arrive back at the store but there is someone else inside.
This is a very small store so I know I will have a chance to be by myself but not right now.
I walk around a little more.
This time when I come back there is no one
I go back inside.
Hola! I say
Hola he answers.
Maybe he recognizes me from before
(I am sure it is weird to walk in and out of a place like I did)
he immediately comes over to help.
I try to explain:
My Espanol is un poco, I say.
Meaning very little, but in realty my Spanish is very bad.
So in broken Spanish I attempt to ask if he will sell me weed.
I point at the case with the seeds.
I make the smoking a joint gesture with two fingers to my mouth.
Do you have? I ask in english
He looks confused and points at the case
We are not understanding each other
He calls over the Older Gentleman.
My first thought is, No not the old dude!
But the older Gentleman is just as polite.
I explain again that my Spanish is horrible,
and he corrects me on how to properly say that.
It goes in one ear and out the other. I am trying to buy weed here.
I explain, in English, that I am a tourist. It has been weeks since fumar Marijuana.
I gesture to the case with the seeds. Plant. Do you have?
The younger Guy says a few things in Spanish, and I say SI..SI... thinking I understand
but he begins to open the case to get me some seeds.
No that is not what I am wanting.
Two months, he says in English.
Meaning in two months I will have the smoke I desire.
But I do not have two months.
I ask now. Do you have now?
OH, now they understand, and answer no.
They look at each other.
The mood is light, so I am not feeling worried.
They go back behind the counter, and I snap the above pictures.
I leave with a smile saying
and they return the polite goodbye.
Updated 04.13.2017 by Boulet
HOLY WEEK day 3
I am in Rota Spain.
The noisy crowd goes silent
The Procession of Pasos has begun
I begin to sketch
I notice a few people watching me draw.
I am happy to show them.
They compliment me in Spanish, or at least that is what I think is going on.
Do you not speak Espanola?, a younger man asks.
un poco, I answer (very little)
In broken English he asks how much for the sketch.
This is the second time someone has asked to buy the sketch while I am drawing Holy Week.
I try to tell him that it is not for sale, and show him the sketchbook with the other drawings.
An older man asks to take a photo. I agree.
These floats or Pasos are considered works of art, and I can see why.
They are giant life like wooden sculptures.
Depicting the Passion of the Christ
There must be about 20/30 people under each float, carrying it on their shoulders.
They do take breaks
As the Pasos is lowered I hear the wood creak and creak,
giving evidence to how heavy these things really are.
Two taps of a cane,
a signal to inside,
and the Pasos is raised in an upward thrust to continue the march.
believers touch it as it walks past.
followed by a brass band follows.
I follow the procession, sketching.
I break off to try and get ahead so I can finish my drawing.
As I’m walking down narrow alleys ways I realize I have no idea where I am at.
But I’ll worry about that later.
Besides all I need to do is find the beach, and then I’ll know my way back.
I cut down this alley, and up another one.
I see a large crowd and I am able to finish the above drawing.
Updated 04.11.2017 by Boulet
Updated 04.09.2017 by Boulet
La Semana Santa
Updated 04.07.2017 by Boulet
A tour group walks past as I'm drawing
photos by Nick Waters
We arrived late, and only have an hour to sketch
We draw to the end
and are eventually escorted out by security
So here are some photos I took of the place
My buddy Nick, and I
in Seville Spain
And then back to Rota
Where a special message awaits you
Updated 04.05.2017 by Boulet
I'm really digging on this Spanish dish
so much that I decided to draw it my third time eating it.
This half portion of Tapas costs 3,00 Euro
and comes with olives..
Updated 04.04.2017 by Boulet
Sketch the World
La buena vida
SKETCH THE WORLD
This building has been around since 70 B.C
SKETCH THE WORLD-
THE ROCK OF GIBRALTER
Let the Adventure begin!
Updated 03.25.2017 by Boulet
The Moment Before
Updated 03.23.2017 by Boulet
Good things happens when you visit the L.C.A Starbase
Updated 03.16.2017 by Boulet
New Seattle Weekly Cover
Updated 03.15.2017 by Boulet
I visited NASA
Sketching Mission Control
Art Wall by Boulet
Portraits of Boulet
by various Seattle Artist
Updated 02.21.2017 by Boulet
A pile of Seattle Weekly
that I have art in or cover
I'm painting a mural
Updated 02.12.2017 by Boulet
A new comic
Updated 02.07.2017 by Boulet
Something I painted for a local art show
Updated 01.30.2017 by Boulet
Updated 01.27.2017 by Boulet
An ad for Seattle Weekly
Two out of Three covers have my art
Updated 01.22.2017 by Boulet
Something Bernie Wrightson said in 1987
Updated 01.21.2017 by Boulet
Seattle Womxn's March
Updated 01.20.2017 by Boulet
Seattle Weekly Cover
Something Bernie Wrightson said
back in 1987....
Updated 01.03.2017 by Boulet
Updated 12.30.2016 by Boulet
Drawnk- a Seattle Artist meet up Collab
Inks by Boulet
The Original pencils
Updated 12.29.2016 by Boulet
2016 year end rap
It was sealed with a kiss as light as a tap
Updated 12.27.2016 by Boulet
as Princess Leia
2nd and Bell
Seattle be like...
Taylor Grigsby finds a unique use for my
NorthWest Leaf Christmas cover
City Hostel Christmas
Updated 12.24.2016 by Boulet
Updated 12.20.2016 by Boulet
Updated 12.14.2016 by Boulet
Updated 12.12.2016 by Boulet
I drew some Christmas covers
Updated 12.07.2016 by Boulet
Quote by MLK
Updated 12.05.2016 by Boulet
Kyle Gass Band
at Tractor Tavern
KG in the crowd
Updated 11.28.2016 by Boulet
My drawing in the
Eli Wolf made this
Reed Carpenter frames my artwork
Always good to see my art
in a good home
Boulet in Oakland
Photo by Allie W
Updated 11.17.2016 by Boulet
Inspiration for this one came
while listening to a Talib Kweli song
Updated 11.12.2016 by Boulet
Drawing at GreenWood Community Dinners
Updated 11.04.2016 by Boulet
Seattle Weekly cover by Boulet
Updated 11.03.2016 by Boulet
Seattle Weekly cover by Boulet
Updated 10.20.2016 by Boulet
I'm back in Cali
photo by unknown
Getting ready for Halloweed
with Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Updated 10.17.2016 by Boulet
in San Francisco
Updated 10.10.2016 by Boulet
A lot of Hearts...
I draw my Dad
One of the most bad ass women in American Cinema
Linda Hamilton Terminator 2
Updated 09.19.2016 by Boulet
Updated 09.18.2016 by Boulet
Updated 09.17.2016 by Boulet
I get sketched by Seattle artist
Updated 09.06.2016 by Boulet
Greenwood Art Blastoff
Updated 08.30.2016 by Boulet
I made a T-shirt
Updated 08.29.2016 by Boulet
Where is my mind?
Updated 08.25.2016 by Boulet
as it should be
A collab with
Here we are working on it
Nick Gucker tags backbook 40
Updated 08.17.2016 by Boulet
Updated 08.15.2016 by Boulet
My submission for Ween Zine no.2
Pity the Postman illustration
in the Seattle Weekly
Updated 08.04.2016 by Boulet
Viva Los Amigos
because it made me smile
A new cover for Seattle Weekly
Pockets of Light
Updated 08.02.2016 by Boulet
A new Blackbook
39=51 days usage
Updated 07.29.2016 by Boulet
I did a mural!
Updated 07.20.2016 by Boulet
A new DUNE comic
Updated 07.15.2016 by Boulet
I've been playing Pokemon GO
here is what I've caught so far
Seattle Art Museum shares my sketch
Updated 07.12.2016 by Boulet
Some recent things ...
Updated 07.10.2016 by Boulet
Nothing Gold can Stay
Updated 07.08.2016 by Boulet
Deep Sea Diver sketch
Summer at SAM
Here is a recent watercolor
I made this as a thank you
for my participation on Sasquatch 206
A page from current Black Book 39
I found this sticker
and drew all over it
Thanks for the photo
I also drew this
Updated 06.28.2016 by Boulet
R.I.P my friend...
Updated 06.26.2016 by Boulet
Based off this photo
I'm in Creepy #25
Dark Horse Comics
Got a copy of the Ween-zine I have art in
Updated 06.22.2016 by Boulet
Anything VS Pizza Tuesday
Updated 06.21.2016 by Boulet
He followed me as I went to get something to eat
He drew this in my blackbook while I ate
We go to a bridge
and we write our tags
I went back to the spot only two days later
and the tags had already been buffed
Updated 06.17.2016 by Boulet
Updated 06.09.2016 by Boulet
The thing about racism is . . .
back to the program. . .
Local Artist StarHead Boy
is inspired by the photo of my lounging
as lived by BOULET
May 26th 2016
I'm part of a group of artists that have been invited by Ryan Henry Ward.
This will be my first time at the Gorge. I hear it's gonna be awesome.
Fueled on laughter an curls, Jessica and Roxy Rose get us there.
Close to the festival she picks up two hitch hikers and drops them off at the main gate.
Time to make our way to the artist camping grounds.
I find a spot, and set up a tent.
Sasquatch is a four day festival, and this is just cold night one.
I shiver myself to sleep and think "What the hell I've gotten myself into?"
FRIDAY MORNING- DAY 1 - I'm gonna be all right.
For the next couple of days I'll be painting a mural with Henry.
I'll be drawing people from the crowds.
This is for Pepsi's Kola House.
It is a comic book mural.
It will take us (Henry, the 3 Chicago artists, and me) four days to finish.
Here are some detail shots of what I did:
The Three background characters here:
All of the red / blue crowd scenes.
My fingerprints make up the red splatter!
See the little red heart?
They would host Kola House podcasts in front of the work in progress.
Photo credit unknown.
Sketching Henry at the Kola House stage.
THE BIG GRAMS BACKSTAGE STORY
Sunday night. Big Grams (Big Boi from OutKast and Phantograms) are playing the Bigfoot stage.
I walk up to security and show them my orange backstage bracelet.
The security guard frowns and says "No backstage passes tonight."
"But I'm the visual artist" I say, as I hold up my sketchbook, and a lanyard with my photo on it that says VISUAL ARTIST.
(Thank you Melissa)
"Okay. That works." he says and opens the gate.
I try but I am not able to actually get on stage, despite my pleas of needing to document the show correctly.
So I walk around to the front of the stage.
Here I am able to stand between the barrier of fans and the stage. At times Big Boi will only be a few feet from me.
This is where the media is allowed, and about twenty of them run around snapping the same photo..
I dance. I draw. I enjoy the show.
At some point they stop to wish the DJ a Happy Birthday.
A pink pinata is lowered from the top of the stage and everyone wishes the DJ, who is also named JOSH a Happy Birthday.
He swings, but the pinata is pulled up. He gives them a look. I can only see a certain amount being this close to the stage.
After he demolishes the pinata he HURLS the large mop handle he was using, into the crowd
The Girl on stage screams "JOSH! What are you-!?"
Big Boi just stares.
I couldn't see what happened, but I thought there is no way he really threw that mop handle.
Quickly Sarah, on stage, apologizes and the show gets back to jamming.
A few songs later security comes up to me and says "All media has to leave! You gotta go!"
"But I'm the visual artist!" I say and show them my sketch.
"Okay. He can stay." one guard points at me "but everyone else- OUT!"
Now it is just me and two security guards in all this space.
I smile and continue to sketch.
It took a few attempts but eventually I am able to produce something I am happy with.
BIG GRAMS at SASQUATCH 2016 by BOULET
I have time, so I turn around and sketch the crowd.
I stay until the show ends. When someone is yelling at the DJ to apologize, but I can't really hear, and the crowd groans.
I walk around the back to try and get an Autograph, but Big Boi is GONE.
I see Sarah of Phantograms, and wait to say hi.
I show her my sketch and contemplate if asking her for an autograph would be okay. Then I think, wait, I might be like, only sign here, and that might be rude. What should I do? I stand there, smiling.
She gives me a weird look and walks off.
I walk back to camp, tell my story, and hang out with my friends.
It will be late in the next day when I meet
There are three sides to this part of the story.
Mine, hers, and the truth.
This is mine. . .
When I see her, out of the corner of my eye, I abruptly I leave the conversation I was having and walk over to her.
I can already see that there is something special about her.
Politely, almost a little too shy, I ask to sit down.
"You're an artist?" I ask.
"You're also a. . . a . . . "
I stumble on my words.
Just say it Boulet. Just say what she is. You see it. So does everyone else. Besides, she is kinda cute.
"You're a Sasquatch, right?"
AMBER - THE FEMALE SASQUATCH ARTIST
We talk a little bit.
Apparently the Sasquatch tribes will socialize with the Humans ONLY once a year- at the SASQUATCH Music Festival
"Wow. I had no idea." I say.
She has some amazing art ideas.
I try to make her laugh.
As we talk I pick up a vibe that she might be flirting with me. Seriously?
I thank my lucky stars! I can already see our two styles melding together into some kind of weird Human Sasquatch obscure art greatness!
Of course I could only see her once a year, but.... I'm not worried about that.
How does that saying go? True love knows no bounds? Yes...
Plus, she is kinda cutel. Wait, did I already say that?
I should have told her that then and there, because I get distracted by a friend or smoking weed, or something, I can't really remember,
but it will be a few hours before I see her again. . . .with another man.
She is sitting on top of the hill.
I can see that she is sketching now. . . him.
He is a handsome Prehistoric Reptile type bird man. It is hard to describe. I'll just draw it-
Amber and the Bird Man - he swooped in, and I immediately disliked him.
I try to give them some time, but he isn't leaving.
Finally I walk up the hill to say hi, but the vibe has already changed.
I watch her draw for a few seconds- just long enough for my heart to break, and then walk off.
I am already lost in the crowd as I wave bye.
Like a raging fire that can't be controlled.
Each heart beat causes a pain that pounds thru my body.
had just met her. I had nothing invested. How can it hurt like this?
I plop down in the grass at the main stage, and amongst the festival goers I smoke hash until I can forget about Amber.
Which turns out to be a lot of hash
A cute Sasquatch girl broke my heart.
I am still alive.
For the last day that damn sun wakes me up on time.
I quickly break down my campsite.
I high five all my new friends, hitch a ride, and get the fuck back to civilization and a warm shower.
MY FAVORITE SASQUATCH MOMENT
At one point I am back at the camp. Carl comes up to me and tells me that down at the main stage bar he was talking with some of the other artists.
He tells me that everyone was saying how awesome of an artist I am.
Who? I quickly ask
He lists off a list that will forever stay close to my heart.
I give him a hug.
THANK YOU FRIENDS!
THANK YOU HENRY!
Thank you, my friends, beyond whatever words or art I could ever produce.
I'll give you a BIG HUG next time we meet.
-BOULET MAY/JUNE 2016
Seattle Weekly Shindig!
I'll be drawing live at Sasquatch 2016
It's Always Sunny in Philildelphia
The Gang Goes on Family Fight
Charlie, do you eat Dragons?
goodbye BlackBook 38
Hello BLACKBOOK 39
My art in the Seattle Weekly
Finished. Seattle E-Bike
For a WEEN fanzine submission
I have artwork in CREEPY 23 by DARK HORSE COMICS
I pay tribute to comic book legends
In the credits
my name is next to Richard Corben
Corben also has a short story in this issue
In the letters section
I have a fan!
Thank you Salvador Wolfe
Salvador Wolfe- contact me for a free sketch
Some sketchbook stuff
Ballard Life Drawing Class
I model,for the class
and draw back
with artist Cassie Murphy
I benched Georgetown
Sasquatch Festival pre meet
Collab with Colin Curry
My third eye is kicking strong,
and out of my heart shines this incredible light.
I call it GOD, but it prefers to be called love.
Delusions of grandeur?
Thanks Xaiver lopez
for this interview
Title: A Confab with Joshua Boulet – Of Dark Horse Comic Books,
Led Zeppelin, Love and Reefer Superheroes!
Sketching a sketcher
Colin in the Park
I'm trying to change this about me
it is a great quote
The Sun Rays of Europia
watercolor by BOULET
for sale in the shop
Another Seatle Weekly cover!!!
I created this after watching
Jill Bolte Taylor's Ted Talk
So I sent it to here in an e-mail
She wrote back
Bernie Sanders Rally at Key Arena
Standing in the rain drawing
will ruin sketchbooks
Capitol Hill Light rail opens
Seattle Mayor Murray is there
I sketch him
Seattle Weekly cover
My art next to Daniel Clowes's art?
bad photo (lighting) of a great cover
Earlier in the day...
St.John at Bernard's in Seattle
A new comic!
in the comic section
I read a friends social media post
and made this
As I was watching
I paused the movie to draw this scene
I made this to heal my heart
Drawn at a Seattle local meet up
Here is what I did today
Live drawing at
BLICK ART MATERIALS
Went to ART PRIMO SEATTLE
Nemesis local comic artist
A quick sketch
on the C Line
My drawing in the Seattle Weekly
Cool little art show
lots of great local talent
04.04.16 Pioneer Square Saloon 5/10p
A NEW COMIC!
a quick one
that had me smiling
METAL'S #1 FAN by BOULET
From DRAWNK in Pioneer Square
The Talented Reed Carpenter painted me
Reed Carpenter (check out his FB. click here.)
from DUNE mini comic night
Happy MLK Day
Before I leave Dallas...
Warp Zine meet up
Lets start 2016 out right!
New comic in the comic section
Jacques Tardi influence
I am SpaceMonkey 420
Judge Dredd submission
I wanna be in Fight Club ..again
from FIGHT CLUB 2
I did the Covers for the Seattle Weekly Gift giving guide 2015
Nortwest Leaf - Seattle/ WA
Oregon Leaf - Oregon
I've just come back from the future!
This all girl band is the new sound!
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
uses my sketch of
for their November events
Dark Horse Comics
at Showbox Seattle
If you're a Ween fan, it was a great show
I have art in Creepy#22
images of Boulet drawing the
MAYORS ART AWARDS
My Seattle Weekly Cover
based off photo by Charles Meacham
Sam Baxter at Viretta Park Seattle
Kurt Cobain memorial bench
Bradon Beach Oregon 2015
This makes me smile
Here is the backstory on this one.
The unfortunate house that is in front of the 50 bus/Alki gets a lot of foot traffic.
Just recently the owner (female) had begun to leave chalk out, with ideas for people to write things
One day I noticed the chalk was low so I anonymously dropped more off.
The sidewalk art continued
and then I saw this sign posted on the tree,
in front of the 50 bus stop
in Alki Seattle
I have a backstage pass
Always gotta draw Jake
Backstage McWilliams Stage
Kat B speaks
Seeley Stage at 4:20pm
Ready for free joints
Dancesafe backstage host
I MET TOMMY CHONG!
Here is the comic
August Self Portrait
I colored this for a submission
Let's meet God
Read it here
Let's meet God
my comic is on HEAVY METAL dot com
Based on a real report
Awesome Fight Club 2 News!
I'm in the back of ISSUE 3
They used my first drawing
SPACE MONKEY #420
in print, and on the Join Project Mayhem website
I joined Fight Club
Join Project Mayhem
SPACE MONKEY 420
I'm trying hard to get into the back of
FIGHT CLUB 2
Based on a real life conversation
Enlightenment by Boulet?
SOCIAL ART EXPERIMENT
I wheat past a crossword puzzle and connect-the-dots puzzles
in Post Alley/ Seattle
I document the audience interact with it
Click here to go the the YOUTUBE video
For Fight Club 2
So I have a GoPro now
The goal is to make art videos of me creating
This is the first one of many
Zach Pohl plays at Herbs House
Ballard / Seattle
Susie Philipsen at the Fremont Arts Abbey
Jolie Holland play the Fremont Abbey
Seattle Bus Graffiti.
Seattle Bus Graffiti.
I believe the tag is "INSPIRE"
Graffiti or Art?
A sketchbook page
Still in Seattle
I drew on a West Seattle map
My Bus Transfer Art is hung
I wheat pasted something
King County Metro
So I saved my bus transfers
Glued them to paper
then drew on top
NorthWest FolkLife at the Seattle Center
Lets end the month with a sketchbook dump
Here is what I did yesterday
I leave Georgetown, meet a friend, then back to West Seattle
The party spills into the streets
The Fire Marshall comes
I quickly sketch the firetruck
Everything is OK!
The party goes on
The Fire Marshall says "Hey, nice sketch. You're quick!"
Another one comes back to look
Here is what I did today, in drawings
Sat in on an open meeting of the
Seattle Arts Commission
Stumbled upon a protest
...and joined them.
I drew while I walked
Visited 4Culture Seattle
What a good day
I'm not sure what I'm trying to say with this one
but I'm trying to say something
I end the night with a punk show
Seen here Seattle's own "SUCCESS!"
Black Lives Matter
at Columbia City Art Gallery
Looking out this window
Sound Transit Metro King County Seattle
I'm on the Cover of Seattle Weekly
Emerald City Comic Con
as lived by BOULET
I take a break from Emerald City Comic Con
to sketch a crew of girls spray paint a wall
I Heart Comic Art
begins Emerald City Comic Con 2015
Gift of Gab in Fremont Seattle
I watch Master artist KIM JUNG GI US
As lived by Boulet
She painted in the rain
Grafitti Girls only!
Urban Sketchers Feb 2015
I am at home drawing. Waiting. Watching the Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX, and I must say they are looking pretty damn good. I think they are going do it! Yeah, they are gonna win!-- And that means there will be a riot downtown!
It’s the 3rd quarter. 4th and down. I pull a Hail Mary- grabbing the sketchbook, and jump on a bus heading to Pioneer Square. On the ride there I have time to think. Wow, my first real riot. I have missed so many of the big ones. (I was close in NYC during Occupy) Hmmm, What if the riot became kind of a thing, a Victory Riot. It could be part of the game. Like how the commercials are now. What if each city was guaranteed a riot after the victory? It would give us a chance to let off a lot of steam, and maybe burn a few things. Isn.t that what this game is about anyway? So riding the 21 bus towards downtown I am able to convince myself that I am not going to just fuck shit up.
I get to Pioneer Square and Cops are EVERYWHERE. I join a crowd that has spilled out onto the street, watching the final two minutes of the game. A group of SPD are huddled around a news van. One of them screams. !YES! YES! Thank God yes! Then 7 seconds later the rest of us witness the miracle happen. Jermaine Kearse s amazing catch. I walk over to the Police group, staying a safe distance of course, and I watch the Seahawks lose 7 seconds before everyone else. The Fans scream !WHY? Why would you throw the ball on the one yard line?! I wonder if the pass had worked would they be screaming about the brilliance of the play?
A large group of Police are being sent home, and they look relieved. Blue and green pours out of the bars. Deflated. It actually happened. The Seahawks lost the Superbowl. That means…. There will not be a riot! Deflated, I walk around Pioneer Square. Man, no one is flipping over cars, or burning anything! Some people scream !SEA! !HAWKS!. I see someone snapping pictures of a cute dog. Everyone just seems really really sad that we lost. So I walk around and end up walking past the Mission Homeless Shelter. There are about 20 or more men outside. Some are smoking cigarettes. As I pass my thoughts are about what hardships their lives must have had to put them here. Then I remember this radio report I had heard earlier in the day, about a guy in Vegas betting almost a million dollars on the game. I looked at these homeless, possibly hungry people here, and thought ...Man, what a douche bag.
Eventually I make it to my bus stop where the universe places an attractive blonde. She has the Seahawks Eye Black, and tugs two small twin dogs. A hello leads to a conversation, and we end up boarding the C bus together. Not even one stop later I hear dispatch over the radio saying, !All buses do not take 1st avenue there are serious disruptions in Pioneer Square.! I rush to the front, and ask the bus driver if I can get off right here. !Are you serious! he asks. !Yes. I’m serious.! He hesitates. Then opens the door. I look both ways and then hope off. I hear someone in a sad voice say ....I want to riot.
As I rush towards Pioneer Square I play the bus moment over in my head. Man that was to cool. Total action movie moment. I know it. There was a cute girl, and everything. Wait a minute. I have no way of contacting that cute girl! Kaylee, if you read this you can call me at 206.555.0420.
I make it to Pioneer Square and there are no SERIOUS DISRUPTIONS here. The Square looks exactly the same as when I left it! Ugh! I walk around a little more, and finally a cop yells at me. !Hey get off the phone, and pay attention! I quickly do what I am told. After all, I am dressed in all black. Eventually I must accept that there is not going be a riot. I catch the C bus back to West Seattle. It is a crowded bus full of drunks that argue over how good poutine is. I safely make it back home and blaze my own Super Bowl.
This tree had many faces in it
Some heavy reading?
Whoever fell in love today, this one is for you.
Practicing my colors.This seemed like a good one to color...
Fireworks from Alki Beach.
Merry Christmas to all!
Here is something I made for my Mom, because I love her
Living in West Seattle/ Alki is BEAUTIFUL
Getting here and there by bus is trying
But then I witness something like this
Henry "I Myth You"
My art on the Christmas cover of the Dec issue of NorthWest Leaf
...and a two page spread...
I'm currently working on my 33rd sketchbook
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