Here is the finished version of that illustration I started a while ago. It was completed about a week ago, but I was waiting until it reached it's mailing destination before I posted. This is my former roommate (Nick) and myself from 2007 while I was living and working in San Diego. I had two other roommates (Steve and Kyla)...it was like a small family. These are some of the greatest times of my life thus far. I didn't have a car or a bed, and life was great. I was a bike ride away from the San Diego Zoo (where I worked) and Balboa Park...so I had free admission to those places. There was a life drawing workshop just 4 blocks away from where we lived, and every day there was plenty of stuff to do. There was an energy and a life that felt very similar to my childhood. After work I would go to this really great Mexican take out place and get a gigantic breakfast burrito with hot sauce, bike home, eat it, and fall asleep for 2 hours. Then I would wake up and bike to the coffee shop for some coffee and drawing, and sometimes we would all get together for a meal or a night out somewhere.
There are many more stories, and I may do some more paintings like this. I wish I was feeling better so I could have more of these adventures...hopefully soon.