It was pretty special to hear him talk about his process and what is important to him and his art. So many gems in my 2 pages of notes from his talk at the San Jose Museum of Art.
I went down to the Children’s Discovery Museum one day to watch him work on his piece. You can see I struggled with proportions and distortion just trying to sketch the piece…
Which makes me wonder how it is to actually be up there, painting this gigantic mural so close up! And because my sketch just doesn’t do justice to the magnificence of the piece, here are a few photographs of it.
El Mac spoke in his talk about the importance of working from life and what it brings to his work. I quote him when I say “It’s the foundation of everything. It’s difficult, it’s fun. It’s fulfilling.“. Here’s a link to his work in sketchbooks that I’ve saved to look at again and again.