Monthly Archives: November 2015

Catching up on work

What if everyone liked their work so much that if they needed to rest a bit from the rigors of vacationing that they could do this by retreating to their work? This possibility reverses the typical relationship between work and holiday and … Continue reading

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At the museum

A visit to the San Diego Museum of Man gave me a chance to think about using empty space along with line and color to better communicate a message, my practice goal for the week. I wanted to say something about the range of reactions visitors … Continue reading

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KenKen in a different light

  This is the same sketch as yesterday’s ‘KenKen’ but developed further. I had been admiring Rosin Cure’s use of white space in her sketches and was practicing including more white space in mine. However, in yesterday’s sketch it gave the look of daylight … Continue reading

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KenKen

KenKen is the type of puzzle that keeps you up late at night trying your best to make digits fit nicely onto a grid. It is addictively relaxing.  I drew 6 versions of this trying to convey the relaxed nature of an interesting … Continue reading

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Clean-up team

Every great meal should end with a clean kitchen. This team has it covered, one focused on licking the dishes clean, the other on rinsing and stacking the dishwasher. I put down lines using a quick gesture style because it conveys the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Developing an image for Thanksgiving was a different type of challenge than my usual interpreting and sketching of an observable scene. I had to think which symbols of Thanksgiving aligned with my own thoughts. Then there was choosing a style … Continue reading

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More Poinsettias

I was sketching a houseguest but having trouble conveying her depth and personality.  Impulsively, I brought in a poinsettia and drew it on both sides of her. Suddenly the slight tilt of her chin downward was echoed by several of the red leafs. The red leafs also accentuated the bits … Continue reading

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Poinsetta

My favorite holiday decoration may be poinsettias. I placed a sprig of one into a vase and spent some time in the last few days sketching it.  I tried a variety of mediums and somehow this bold angular version in markers grabs my eye. I sketched in ink … Continue reading

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Watching the dancers

This is a revision of a sketch from a wedding last week. The original sketch did not tell a story, which is one of my goals for this blog, so I made a few changes. While the bride and groom were … Continue reading

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Urban Sketching at Summers Past Farms

The San Diego Urban Sketchers gathered today at Summers Past Farms in El Cajon. Summers Past is a family owned nursery, gift store, garden, wedding venue and interesting sketching location. I chose a rusted out truck on the far edge … Continue reading

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