Three water glasses

Geometry, Hockney, Reflections, water, Water Glasses

Who would have know how difficult mapping reflections could be. Okay – everyone. This was a fun project, if only to practice what I see and how best to portray the line and shape. David Hockney would be a perfect resource and will take a look at some of his California works.

Once one focuses eyes on the patterns, they become more real and geometric. The challenge is in the execution and am not sure I have those skill-sets yet.

On another note, I am having terrible problems photographing my illustrations. My iPhone seems to be colorizing and turning the paper into a sepia tint. If I place the image into photoshop, each filter I try, is met with resistance.

An outdoor shot with natural light would be ideal, but it’s raining.

Pencil and wash

Art, artist, Azoulay, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Coffee, Coffee Bar, coffee cup, Coffee Cups, Sugar, sugar dispenser, Watercolor Wash


Tried something different today and last weekend. Instead of painting, then adding more contouring, I did it all before the color.

What happened surprised me.

The painting and sketch took on an extra depth that I wasn’t expecting. Content, I will definitely find an avenue to push this further.

Mono café

Cafe Sketches, cafe workers, Chairs, Coffee, Coffee Bar, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop Sketching


Today I shared lunch,

a circle of coffee…

both share le noir,

poison secrets,

a tool for conversation,

she is hot additive,

savage colosseum,

the scent; spirit fume.

both are simmered, and full-bodied.

2010 Barry Comer – Illustration 2015