El Loteriador

field31_card - El Loteriador
Loteria Mexican Restaurant, Los Angeles Farmer’s Market

2 Responses to “El Loteriador”


  1. 1 Akiko

    pretty nice - kudos to you for sketching at a place where there’s so many people and so much happening.
    I’m guessing you were creating a focus with color area vs the grey-er areas - maybe you can push it a little more? or maybe push tonal contrast?
    Either way, it’s a fun drawing

  2. 2 Lee-Roy

    Thanks, Akiko. The key to drawing with all those people around was doing it fast! I started the sketch at a moment when there weren’t many people, then all of a sudden, BAM! Lunchtime. They were all standing in front of the loteria “wallpaper” beneath the counter, but I managed to get it down from slivers of views here and there.

    I wasn’t going for the color vs. grey thing, but I did see that developing as I colored the sketch. The loteria cards pop more as a result, I think, but I was really just using more or less local colors and a lot of the things just happened to be shades of grey (concrete and asphalt down below, metal up above. I’m sure there’s more I could do with it, but it was just a quick little thing that I’ll probably leave as such. Thanks for the constructive feedback.

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