Sketch Journal From When I Moved to LA
I found my sketchbook from 2012, when I moved back to California. I had very few friends and spent most of my time drawing. Or just being emo and ridiculous - which is pretty hilarious to me, now.
- •The Woman at the DresdenThe Dresden is essentially a 1960's swanky lounge that dove into the ground and remained perfectly intact. Including the people who come there. I spotted this lady sitting at the piano bar, drinking alone. Her face was aged, but she was wearing a disheveled platinum blonde beehive wig. I loved her immediately. But I loved her even more when she shrugged out of her leopard fur coat and grabbed a microphone.
- •Societal Vermin - aka: the first time I encountered a pack of pretentious assholes in their natural environment.I remember watching them from a few feet away. A 20 something lanky blonde with a man bun sprawled out on a couch at this rooftop bar. He was clad in all white and recounting his most recent yoga retreat and how he found himself. To his audience, a gaggle of bored millennial females, the room could've caught on fire and they wouldn't have noticed. They ordered a cheese board without crackers. The board came with crackers. They shoved it at the waitress and the board fell to the ground.
- •Drinking AloneI was waiting for my cousin to meet me at a coffee shop and spotted this man drinking alone. He looked so sad. I imagined he was a sea captain and traded his espresso for a whiskey.
- •You're smothering me.I'm the polar bear.
- •So many roaches.
- •When the drama from before I left followed me to California.Poor emo, 22 year old Britt. You're not missing out an anything.
- •Sketching campy horror movie monsters.
- •Planning out some kind of ghoulish etiquette illustrations ?I'm kind of into this again...
- •This strange little lady.An older child I saw waiting alone at a bus stop.
- •I vaguely remember drawing out this diagram for a friend who was trying to figure out if a guy was wanting to take her on a date.