More L.A. urban sketching for me. I don’t draw too much at night (only recent one I can remember is this Occupy L.A. sketch.) It tends to take quite a bit of time to drop in the deep blacks of a night scene… time-consuming but usually worth it. It goes just a bit faster with the brush pen. On my way home from seeing the new Batman movie, I stopped and worked for a few hours on this one.
It’s a statue out in front of Our Lady of the Angels church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Update: though the inscription right above the parking sign says “Our Lady of the Angels”, my friends tell me that that’s not the church name – it’s Saint Basil’s Catholic Church. As I was drawing I was thinking of her as Our Lady of the $6 All Day Parking… though I am happy to see shared use of church parking lots… I don’t mean to make fun of it… other than that the parking sign is bigger than the “Our Lady Queen of Angels” sign.