Wednesday, February 28, 2018

1967 VW Volkswagen Bug Original Watercolor on Ebay

Original Watercolor Painting of 1967 VW Bus Driving down the road in San Diego.
Signed in the lower right side in watercolor: Lydia Velarde
Image 4.5 x 6.5 inches
Outside mat size 8 x 10 inches
Mat is brown with a foam board backing.
Shrink wrapped.
Volkswagon, VW, Car, Vintage

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sketching at the Opera Rehearsal for Turandot

The San Diego Opera invites artists to their dress rehearsal at the San Diego Civic Theatre in San Diego, California, I was honored to be one of the artists that got to attend the rehearsal for Turandot. There is so much to take in while sketching: the music, the colors, the sets, costumes and of course the beautiful VOICES! These are the pages I worked on during the rehearsal.

Sketches with Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and watercolor.

Derwent Sketching Pencil Medium Wash and Aquarellable Stabilo 8046 Pencil with Watercolor

Graphite Pencil

Monday, February 19, 2018

Gouache Sketch and Contour Line Drawing of Museum of Man

Gouache on left contour line drawing on the right.

Still practicing gouache, I worked on a small part of the Museum of Man in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. The building was built as part of the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition. The museum features cultural anthropology exhibits and was one of the first buildings in Balboa Park.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Watercolor with Urban Sketchers at Mission Trails Visitor Center

These sketches were created at the Mission Trails Visitor Center in San Diego while at an event with the San Diego Urban Sketchers.  I used my favorite drawing tools which are the koh-i-noor rapidosketch  pen and a set of Holbein watercolors. The Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses 7,220 acres of both natural and developed recreational land with 60 miles of hiking trails. 

This is a video of the event:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Figure Drawing

These are figure sketches from yesterday at Judy's. 2 fives and a 20.

I tried drawing with a brush on the 5 minute poses after noticing that a lot of the artists at the watercolor society started this way.
The20-minutee pose was done with aRapidoo sketch pen and watercolor. My comfort zone.

Alexa Health Facts

Thursday, February 08, 2018

PACE 2017

I was so excited to see that half of me appeared in a photo sent in a promo email for the 2018 Plein Air Convention and Expo!

Figure Drawing with Pencil and Watercolor

This was the clothed model at life drawing today in a 20-minute pose. One of the other artists commented on the speed of my drawing. I think it is because I use contour drawing. I learned to draw in this manner from Bill Robles in the 1970's at the Art Center College of Design. He was/is a courtroom artist. 

I switched from pencil to a marker for these 20 and 10-minute poses. 

These are 2 minute warm-up sketches. I painted the panels with watercolor. I am in the habit of doing the panels because I usually paint the nude. It helps speed up the painting process for quick poses.

Cabrillo Bridge Balboa Park, San Diego

The San Diego Watercolor Society meets every Wednesday at different locations in San Diego. Today we met at the Cabrillo Bridge which leads right in to Balboa Park. The entrance is at the corner of El Prado and Balboa Drive.


Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Walking at the Mall

I really enjoy walking at the mall, when I got right down to it there were many reasons I enjoy it! The only trouble I have is getting on the non-moving escalator steps. The lines and the width of the steps get me a little disoriented when I first step on.

My drawing and journal entry was created with a micron pen and gouache.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Campaign to reach 1000 YouTube Subscribers

Are you aware that I have a YouTube Channel? I am making an aggressive effort to reach 1000 subscribers. That's my goal! If you can help out this is a link to the channel.

 I show videos of San Diego Urban Sketcher Events, plein air events, sketchbook flips and a few museum visits. Check a few "Lydeos" out to see if they peak your interest. If so please show your support by subscribing!

Thank you so much!


Sunday, February 04, 2018

Heritage Park near Old Town, San Diego

This is the sketch I did today at the San Diego Urban Sketcher event at Heritage Park in Old Town, San Diego. Pencil and watercolor in a Daler Rowney sketchbook.

I passed on drawing the Victorian Homes and drew a house on the hill instead.