Tag Archives: White space

After Oral Surgery

Going to the oral surgeon is not fun. However, it does present a novel opportunity for capturing a type of body language that I do not normally see. This is a watercolor and soluble pencil sketch that was edited using Procreate.

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Dog Watches Man Clean Camper

After the six-month trip with an abundance of subjects and scenes to sketch, I am learning to see possibilities for topics in my ordinary life again. The couch, the blinds, the dog, the vet’s office, cleaning the camper, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Lookout at Torrey Pines State Reserve

This morning I sketched at Torrey Pines Reserve in San Diego before it got too hot to be outside. I guess the lookout in the distance is about 300 feet above the beach. There are mounds of vegetation interspersed among the … Continue reading

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Figuring It Out

We sat at the table, working side by side and enjoying the moment. I liked the way the light defined the shapes in his arms and shirt and worked to capture the light and shadows in this sketch. Even more, … Continue reading

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Waiting

I sketched this morning with the North Park Drawing group. There was a mix-up with the models so our start time was delayed. An artist volunteered to pose while we waited and we got to it. I worked quickly, fearing the model … Continue reading

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Balloon Astonishes Man

We were in the kitchen, sketching and eating. I was working on the view out the kitchen window when a hot air balloon went by, surprising us all. I loved the look of astonishment and quickly just drew in the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the National Gallery to Open

Our San Diego Urban Sketcher chapter leader, Lydia Velarde, does comic strips from time to time, and I always admire them. I thought I would give it a try too. I made many little sketches on a 3 X 4 … Continue reading

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My View from the Back Seat

While driving back to Jerusalem with our good friend,  I took advantage of my seat in the back and began this sketch on my iPad. The ride was bumpy and I told myself that I would edit out the stray … Continue reading

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Tourists at the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem

While our guests took a tour of the tunnels below the Western Wall in Jerusalem, I sketched the tourists in the plaza above. A few birds made their way into the sketch as well. This is mostly an ink and … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Marathon

Jerusalem closed down for its marathon today. The family run was great fun, fast moving kids, parents in search of kids, babies in strollers and brightly colored shirts on everyone. I could not keep track of the figures and limbs as … Continue reading

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