Monthly Archives: December 2015

A hat for the new year

For the final 20-minute pose at open studio, our model put on a New Year’s party hat, a creation made of feathers and a teacup. She had large soulful eyes, a downturned mouth, and a reproachful attitude, all of which I had … Continue reading

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Listening

One of my major learning goals is to convey a story through images. While waiting a bit this morning for the others to coordinate schedules, I captured the expression of someone who was listening to a story being told. The chin on a … Continue reading

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A low key Monday

It was a relaxing morning. We sat around in parallel, each doing our own thing on this Monday in the midst of the winter holiday. In my case, I was learning to use the Apple pencil with the iPad and Procreate, … Continue reading

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A dog’s point of view

The house is full of people talking, eating and playing games at the table and Luke is spending a lot of time beneath the table. I wondered about the winter holiday from Luke’s perspective, and I think it may be about waiting under the table, getting extra … Continue reading

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Can’t stop thinking

I notice that I have a theme running off and on through my blog entries, the theme of exploring the ways people work to understand elusive ideas. This sketch goes back to this theme again. This time I wanted to … Continue reading

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A quiet moment

I wanted to capture the feeling of a relaxing end to a family day. I wanted to suggest a moment of restoration through body language and symbols. I drew several quick sketches before I could settle in on which pieces of the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

I don’t usually draw from photos but could not resist a photo my sister sent of her new grandson. I was struck by how the child’s hands communicated his vulnerability and the adult’s hands communicated an unspoken pledge of love and … Continue reading

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Parking lot

  It may seem strange but I love going to this parking lot because of the palm trees and hillside. We had a beautiful cloudy morning and I was happily waiting in the parking lot before the stores opened. I wanted to convey … Continue reading

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Pause for a bite

Looking again at my sketches from yesterday I find I like this 5- minute piece better than the 50-minute sketch I posted yesterday. This quick sketch has a loose and fluid feeling and makes me curious about what the couple was experiencing together. … Continue reading

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Elephants

The elephants at the zoo were active today; perhaps they were enjoying our nippy weather. Their activity called for lots of watching and picture taking from the crowd, which gave me stationary models. I wanted to capture the attention and … Continue reading

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