Summer break is finally here!! For the past week I've been living most of my life on craigslist looking for places to live over the summer. I traveled a lot to Santa Monica in the past week to look at the places I was gonna rent and I really liked the neighborhoods I visited! They were really beautiful and I was gonna make my final decision in renting one of those places, but after a looooooong and paaaaainfullll consideration, I chose to remain in Valencia.
The main reason why living in the city was so important to me is solely because I wanted to be in a place where I can feed off the communal energy without needing to take X amount of public transportations that takes a huge toll on my time, and Santa Monica is just the perfect place for me! Needless to say the biggest catch is of course THE BEACH! But then thinking of how I'll probably be committing a huge chunk of my time to a project that will probably require a close teamwork with some people here in Valencia, it might be best to remain where I am now. I guess in the end it doesn't really matter at all whether or not I live by the beach, or in the city or in the suburb because a good artist should be able to work anywhere! Inspiration is out there and you just gotta go out and look for it! SO, I got myself a bike today thinking that over the summer, I can bike to the train station more often to catch the train down to the city to do more sketching, especially in Santa Monica! It's gonna be a pain going down there without a car, but that's gonna make me treasure the time I'll be spending there! Since I'm settled with my summer housing now and I also got my scanner today, I can resume working after having such a long break!! SO EXCITED !!!
Anyway, here are some sketches that I did in Santa Monica a few days ago while I was on room hunting there! I did them on my new CACHET sketchbook I got from Michaels and painted over them in photoshop!
More to come soon!