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8.21.2006

Dim sum!

Argh, haven't been inspired to draw anything lately, so there's a lot of people-watching. Here's a bunch of doodles of my relatives rejecting some dim sum carts as they came around. With the way they reacted to some of them you'd think they were being offered poo or something. And I totally ganked some Asian-drawing style bits from Peter Sohn after his piece in Afterworks 2. It's a brilliant story and I haven't seen Asians not drawn super gimpy in a long time.

My aunt - the diva, as always.


Uncle Gene likes his Hawaiian shirts. Stop eating so much fat, Uncle Gene! You'll die.

This is supposed to be my dad but of course it looks nothing like him. Being a dim sum cart pusher, man - no respect.
Here's something I remember from the second grade - I had a good friend who was amazing at drawing, and she pretty much inspired me to go at it regularly. We were always figuring out stuff together, and the day I started drawing coloured pupils and highlights - wow... what a discovery that was - she made a point of calling them "deluxe eyes." Unfortunately I don't think she draws anymore, but she was really, really good.

38 comments:

RÃ¥nny said...

Clio, bb! These are all wonderful! I love Dim sum--especially those little dumplings filled with pork and shrimp...plus those cooked vegetable dishes, delish! Mini Clio looks so cute, I want to draw her now while drawing some 'Deluxe' eyes, which look quite Disneyesque! lol.

I love all of these drawings so much! Go Clio! Go Dim Sum! :^)

joto said...

You have some really great attitudes in these sketches, I get a little fussy sometimes too so I can relate to these!

RainCookie said...

hehehe... that drawing really looks like your uncle :P

LFW said...

man! your relatives are very picky when it comes to dim-sum, I generally eat the first thing that comes by my table.

also, nice pics of you guys as kids, my brother was my inspiration when I was young (then he gave up drawing)

your fan

-LFW

Clio said...

Even if it's beef tripe?

LFW said...

ESPECIALLY if it's beef tripe.

yum yum

cheers

-lfw

cutesypoo said...

haha! i pissed my pants over the dimsum pics! we should go at lunch for dim sum!! Expecially when the coconut jelly somes around. yummy!!

Nick Dellhall said...

I second on the beef tripe :)

MadameGaston said...

these are all hilarious, and last one is so cute!! love it :D

martin wittig said...

Great Sketches!:O)

Anne-arky said...

Your sketches are so great!
Keep sharing!

potato farm girl said...

Ha ha!! The last one is so cute, I used to call them "precious moment" eyes. mmmm....dim sum!

Goro said...

nice new layout! ^^v
great sketches!

Chris Battle said...

Now I'm all hungry. You and Alina make me sad when my fridge is semi-empty :) Great drawings!

... and Peter's AFTERWORKS piece is amazing.

Christophe said...

that's a funny series. Love the first one's expression on her face. utter disgust. :-)

denism said...

Like your style...fresh sign , dinamic..
cool the tribute to Skydoll..I know in person Alessandro Barbucci..is a GReat artist..
Best
Denis

Kevin Dalton said...

awesome expressions clio

i especially love the look on yer dads face and the last picture

: D

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! Love the personalities in these drawings!! Dim Sum is always fun, and it's fun to see people's reaction with different variety of selection too!! :)

Chris Wahl said...

Your sketches and cartoons have so much life to them.

...and the aftermath...ouch! :)

Shelly said...

Yam cha is so yummy, with tea especially. :)
My relatives are just as picky as yours. If not, more so. My granma used to wash her chopsticks in her tea cup (filled with hot water). Then she'd stubbornly ask for a new cup, actually inspecting it for dirtiness. Haha.
Cute sketches!

the doodlers said...

Hey! Where'd the 'Old Lady Underpants' go?? Seriously though, this new look is more streamlined...very cool...:)

The dim sum drawings are really funny and lively! And I love the delux eyes story and picture. Send that childhood friend a copy of that drawing!
~Arna

Cale Atkinson said...

haha Fun sketches Clio! Personality, I know thy name!
Also, great job on that Shady Characters Piece! I really loved the look of it.

Wow I just realized I havent added you on to my links yet! Consider that fixed now!

dizzlesauce said...

nice drawings and such...i like calling it "dim bum" cause most of it smells like boiled ass

DdK said...

Ha Hah, way to hit Uncle Gene between the eyes with a your blunt axe of the-truth-hurts.

Olivia said...

hahaha man i love ur dim sum sketches, makes me wanna go have some now!

sho said...

har har har...awesome ~!
thanx for sharing :)

Mega said...

ooh, these are great! i love your loose lines you got going on, its very cool!

yums said...

Ooo dim sum makes me real sick because of the MSG... EVIL MSG...

Martin Hsu said...

hahaha.. these are so great clio! i guess we all have a DSD aka. Dim Sum Diva in our family! I love your lines and action.. soooo goooood :)

Alan said...

Mmmmm Dim Sum sounds good right about now. I think there is a 24 hour place in SF Chinatown.....

justinpatrickparpan said...

These are swell illustrations, nice work!

geenpool said...

feckin' beautimus...damn these are awesome!! You have an uncle named Gene?!? There's not many of us out there....my niece also has an uncle named Gene...weird. love the last one...the look on your face is priceless....nice job again.

Ryan said...

Awesome sketches! I love them!

pbcbstudios said...

these are wonderful drawings!

donnachada said...

What fantastic observations. Looks like you captured it perfectly. cool sketches.

ken said...

awsome character studies, lots of personality!

Serapio Calm said...

Great work! Very inspiring as usual!

St John Street said...

Love me some dim sum!!!