Tuesday, November 07, 2006

the bow bow room

wandered in a small bar in Chinatown San Francisco. I think it was called the Bow Bow room. The smoke filled room was full of character. I was intrigued by the guy in front. He never looked up except to order drinks. He was there for quite ahile and suddenly left. He tried to skip out on his tab. I sketched this on site and later redrew it on wood to paint it.

16 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

great drawing!

JO said...

awesome.

neilornstein said...

A lovely drawing that almost makes me nostalgic for the smell of smokey bars.

studio lolo said...

I can smell the stale beer and cigarette smoke. I was dragged to most of the bars in Boston as a kid.
Great illo!

irisz said...

i really love this one....

Vince M said...

I've been in this one. Makes me thirsty just looking at it.

Jeannette said...

Nice smoke drawing!

Dave M! said...

Perfect. I've been in a lot of dives, and you've nailed it.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

That's great. I like the way barmaid fades into the smokey background. I can almost smell the cigarettes and stale beer! Great job!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Spectacular! Such great textures, and a really unique style. Well done.

bobdylan8 said...

Excellent drawing. Nice job.

richtuzon said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by everyone.

Larry said...

Nice, bro.

Anymore San Francisco drawings? One of your patron has been asking...

Jeope said...

Awesome. 'Nuff said.

scribblesk said...

Nice scene and atmospherics!

flossy-p said...

Yes, there's such a strong sense of atmosphere here, I almost feel like I'm there. I feel a bit sorry for that lonely guy.