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Mexican Mask Drawings

Quite a few years ago, maybe 15, my mother and I took a trip to Zacatecas, Mexico. One of my favorite things there was El Museo Rafel Coronel, which has a fantastic collection of 3000 Mexican masks. I spent the better part of a day drawing masks. It was like being immersed in a still dream.

These odd cartoon sharks were not from the musuem of masks; they just happened to be in the same sketchbook.


The bottom shark looks like one of the whales from Yellow Submarine. That's a good thing.

believe it or not, I've never seen Yellow Submarine. I love the Beatles but I never got into the films. I need to watch that.
I watched it over and over and over when I was in high school. It made me want to do drugs, even though I was just an odd little honor student and would remain so until I was 19. I used to pause the most interesting scenes and draw / paint them in my sketchbook. I had lots of Yellow Submarine merchandise. I still have a lamp that has the submarine as its base, but the shade was made of paper and got destroyed over the years so I threw it away. That and "Hair" were probably my favorite movies. The last time we tripped, I pulled out my Yellow Submarine vhs and we watched it. I hadn't seen it in years. A lot of it is dumb, corny filler and the Beatles didn't even do their own voices. It's basically a nonsensical plot that strings together a bunch of music videos which weren't even from the same album. But if you like psychedelic animation and the Beatles music from, I dunno, 1967 - 1969ish, then you should definitely watch it if you can find a copy.

A very significant trip for me

I am glad to see you are digitizing these fine sketches. That was some trip.

Re: A very significant trip for me

Sure was a great trip. I remember it vividly.