Keeping a sketch journal at Burning Man can be a challenge. The heat will dry up your fountain pen in a New york minute so using a felt tip pen (permanent ink if doing a watercolor) is mandatory. I used a Penstix no. 3013-EEF 0.3mm that I purchased at Blick Art Materials on Van Ness in SF. Plus with the occasional dust storm, the gypsum can gum your watercolor pans.
The sketch is of the man. The theme for this year was the American Dream. The design shows the man on top of an obelisk which displayed images of flags of different nations. Participants were encouraged to climb the interior staircase and survey the different views of Black Rock City. I think the man stood over 80 feet high from head to the bottom of the obelisk.
I studied filmmaking and animation, became an illustrator (published in a few books), and graphic designer. I am currently working as a financial services marketing professional. I have a deep yearning for artistic expression and particularly, improving my filmmaking, character design and drawing ability. Follow my @vdr tweets on Twitter! Check out my other blogs below.