Monthly Archives: September 2015

Napping couple with a small umbrella

I spent the morning at Torrey Pines State Beach, just north of San Diego. It is a great place for a hike, swim, snooze or sketch. The contrast of the movement of the sea and swimmers to this napping couple … Continue reading

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At the zoo

The zoo is great place to sketch people of all ages. This was a warm up sketch but I like the composition and the work I accomplished with my practice goal of using a variety of lines. I used marker and … Continue reading

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Beach runners

I went to Mission Beach today and sketched away the day. The sea was energetic and so were a great many of the beachgoers. Even though the runners have a gravity defying angle to their posture, I like this sketch because … Continue reading

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What’s up with the figure in red?

It looked and sounded like a family reunion. Laughter, excited voices all talking at once, people helping themselves to the food on their neighbor’s plate, everyone enjoying the moment, everyone, that is, except the figure in red. She sat back, silent, … Continue reading

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More talk

This is another sketch from Friday night and a continuation of a focus on telling a story about the interaction of people in a group.  Arms say a lot about the intention of speakers and the reception of the idea under discussion … Continue reading

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Talk

My deliberate practice goal this week is to convey a story through the interaction of a group and I caught a few people exchanging opinions this evening in our home. The eye contact, open mouths, and arm positions indicate talking and … Continue reading

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Open studio sketch

Toward the end of the three-hour open studio, I turned to my fellow sketchers to work a bit on my deliberate goal of sketching groups of people in a setting.  I was struck by how uniform their look of attentive focus … Continue reading

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