From the Archives

Dragon parade/Michele Bedigian

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Michele Bedigian, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Maleficent’s Mission.” #ODADarchive   Maleficent is a complicated, pivotal character in the Disney reportoire. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart she had an idyllic life in a forest […]

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Free Speech for the Dumb

Yesterday I watched as the school kids, softball teams, marching bands, politicians, and cultural organizations walked in our towns yearly parade of spirit. Mixed in, and new to this years procession, was a local group fighting for their voices to be heard. Right or wrong, without speaking, they made more of an impression on the crowds gathered for our city’s annual celebration […]

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Parade

I love parades. I love drawing them: So much excitement and fun, since there is usually great music involved. Dancing and drawing simultaneously is just about the best high I can imagine. Anyway, this is a drawing I made of a parade in MGM studios in DisneyWorld when I was a student, about a hundred […]

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Lunar New Year

This past Saturday morning, despite the FREEZING weather, I decided to go over to Main Street in Flushing, Queens, and draw the lunar new year parade. There were two distinct sections to the parade: one was Chinese and the other was Korean. It was so interesting to see the differences, graphically, between the two cultures. […]

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Parading around town

Bucket List #18 : riding a fire truck in a parade down Constitution Avenue, (behind a giant Garfield balloon nonetheless!) Once I get a chance to unpack my bags I’ll sit and share a little more of the magical weekend I experienced in Washington D.C. this weekend. I’ll give you a hint though: Saturday was […]

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Old friends and new

I went uptown last Wednesday evening to watch the blowing up of the balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. I love the surrealism of these giant cartoon characters, tied down like Gulliver while we Lilliputian citizens walk and gawk at the spectacle. Some of the characters are old friends, like Ronald McDonald; some are […]

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Spectators

Following up with my recent Halloween parade post (parade) I thought I’d put up this drawing I made of the spectators. You can see, some of the people are watching the parade, some are watching the watchers, and some are having a cocktail party on the city bench. It’s really a relaxed, easy scene – […]

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