Monthly Archives: August 2015

Study Area

I walked up to the college and stopped to sketch near Scripps Cottage, a green space that was full of students calmly studying, sleeping and socializing. I am working explicitly on light this week and think this sketch catches some of … Continue reading

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Finding a voice

Being an audience member is a wonderful opportunity for a sketcher, so I was delighted to accept an invitation from a friend to attend her recital, the culmination of  a 10-week course in singing for people who believe they are unable … Continue reading

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Lunch

My friend can make scrumptious meals in an instant. We stopped by for an impromptu lunch, red in the face, after exercising on this hot day.  I wanted to convey both the sense of comfortable friendship and my friend’s command … Continue reading

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Whose story?

I really liked the energy of the waitress. She was everywhere and on top of it all. I caught her industry in the swing of her body and the focus of her attention as she squeezed through tables. But I … Continue reading

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Double dejavou

Today, even though I sketched at a life drawing open studio, I was strongly reminded of my past years in schools. First of all, in the midst of artists who could sketch for three hours, I felt like the reader … Continue reading

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A Listening Mom

We sat near a mother with four children today in a restaurant. I got two quick sketches of the group and later combined the images into the one above.The baby is reaching for mom. The older sister is reaching for her … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing?

I walked back up to the college today. It is a great place if you are a sketcher looking for people to draw. I sat across the walkway from two students and was able to capture the gist of their expressions … Continue reading

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Need help?

It is the first day of classes over at San Diego State University and I thought to walk up for a quick sketch. I like the exuberance of the lines in this one, and the way the yellow and pink … Continue reading

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Reunion

I don’t normally draw from photos because I get tight and it shows. But I wanted to mark this day, the anniversary of my father’s death, with a reminder of his impact on our large family. My brother Joe shared a … Continue reading

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Mathematicians Socializing #2

I sketched both of the ‘Mathematicians Socializing’ yesterday but did not get a chance to finish them until today. My intent with both was to show the hard work of thinking productively. I frequently sketch people engaging in casual interactions, but … Continue reading

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