Hey, y'all. Been busy with getting the yard ready for summer...I hope to entertain some so I've been doing a lot of DIY stuff. Very butch, don't ya know. Yes, Belasco does tools...ahem, power tools. Anyway, of course no sooner than I get the high end Photoshop CS courtesy of an unnamed source, my damn scanner goes out. Mercury must be in retrograde. It effects (affects?) us geminis doubly (pun intended) so anything mechanical or travel can be sticky. Luckily I have another scanner hitched up to my old antiquated G4. But it's a hassle scanning onto that machine then burning a disc so I can upload it on my MacBook Pro. I'm sure there's some smart way around this problem but I haven't had the patience to figure it out. Anywho, since it's quite a process to get these sketches to you guys, I'm going to parcel them out sparingly over the next few days so I don't blow my wad, so to speak. First up is a quickie water color I did a few days ago. I used to do color work a lot in the early 90s but time and a demanding job got in the way and I hadn't picked up a brush for years. I'm rusty as hell, so it'll take time to get back up to snuff. For those of you who got the first releases of the novel B-Boy Blues and it's two sequels (before my cover artwork was dumped in favor of photographs...), those covers were done in watercolor and were pretty representative of the level I was working at back in those days. I'll be interested to see how this will gel with my looser drawing technique. Anyway, I call it 'Color Boy'. I was feeling the start of an typical L.A. summer, a mix of sunshine, listless relaxation and the ennui...Any of you L.A. transplants (those who aren't giving the rest of us a bad name, that is) may know what I'm talking about...Enjoy!