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Alan J. G.


San Jose, CA
Hometown: San Jose

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July 14, 2011

Do you have the desire to learn about drawing from observation or the imagination?

i think what I do mainly now is draw from the imagination, from Observation is mostly taken from looking at photographs and recreating them with pencil and ink. I would love to get back to observing and free-drawing, I haven't done any life drawing since the early 90's at Mission college. Of course i still have every desire to learn.. but i've learned i can teach art too :) and that is fun watching a new generation of artists start down their artistic journey!


Hello I'm a cartoonist, Animator and illustrator. I finished illustrating a children's book in 2014 I primarily draw in my sketchbook at Top-a-Lot Yogurt in Santa Cruz and design Flash animations for the web and youtube.

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Wonderful... I only wish I lived closer to Santa Cruz, if I come over the hill, I like to spend the entire day in Santa Cruz and go home late... so I can do the Scribbles Institute, Top-a-Lot, hit the local comic shop, go to the art store and maybe draw at the Boardwalk too ...that makes for a full fun day in Santa Cruz

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