Sunday, January 22, 2017

Seattle Urban Sketchers 10th Anniversary Workshop Series

     Urban Sketchers are celebrating their 10th anniversary (!). To celebrate, the local Urban Sketchers chapters in 26 different cities around the world will each be hosting a series 10 workshops on sketching their city.

I am so excited to be presenting one of the workshops in the series which the Seattle Urban Sketchers have put together. This is an amazing group of instructors, many of whom have taught at the annual Urban Sketchers Symposiums. An informational lecture will be held on January 28 at the Daniel Smith Seattle store and a schedule of the classes with the dates, instructors and planned locations can be found here, along with information on how to register:

The meeting on Jan. 28 will be a great time to meet the instructors and see their work. But registration has started and some classes are filling up fast! So my advice is not to wait if there is a class you know that you want to sign up for.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Seahawks Game Day Sketches

2016_10_16 Seahawks v Falcons
We're not gonna talk about what a bad blogger I've been. Today is a big game for the Seattle Seahawks, and I thought I would just put up a few of the sketches I have drawn this season on previous game days. Commercial breaks and half-time give a sketcher lots of opportunity to get in some drawing without missing any of the action. And, if you are curious about what else I have been drawing, hop on over to Flickr.

2016_10_23 Seahawks v Cardinals

And one more...

2016_11_07 Seahawks v Bills

Hopefully another happy crowd to sketch today at the Copper Coin!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Couple Sketches from Great Basin National Park

2016_09_16 Great Basin morning

2016_09_16 Bristlecone Great Basin

There are lots of cool things at Great Basin National Park, but the trees are amazing. Twisted by the wind and stunted by altitude, they are like living sculptures.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

August - Gray Sketchbook Finished

2016_08_05 Alaska Junction

August was a good month for sketching. I made it to several Urban Sketcher outings, including the 4th Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl in Tacoma, Washington. About 150 sketchers from the US and Canada attended the three day event!
I also finished the Strathmore gray toned book I have been using, which is my 3rd sketchbook this year. That is a record pace for me, and I am hoping to complete 4 by the end of the year. Clearly, I do more sketching than blogging...
I finished this book with a variety of techniques from quick ink sketches, compositional value studies and more finished drawings with colored pencil and collage on the gray paper. As usual, more at my Flickr site.

2016_08_05 Sign of the Times2016_08_15 Intersection2016_08_11 Cosmos
2016_08_20 USk Tacoma Tullys

Sunday, August 21, 2016

July Sketchbook Pages

2016_07_10 USk Georgetown Hat and Boots

July was the month that I finally settled in with this Strathmore gray toned sketchbook. I still wish the paper was a touch darker or lighter. It is such a perfect middle gray that neither black nor white really seems to pop on it. It is a terrific paper, however. Ink, graphite, color pencil and collaged materials all go down nicely. I think I will do another post with the collage drawings. So here are a few more pages of studies from July - just quick practice drawings.

2016_07 small car 2016_07_22 USk Ann 2016_07_16 Drummer Hands 2016_07_30 Cars

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Where Did June Go?

2016_06_07 Fort Ebey

Well, I went camping - and the van did not break down.

2016_06_17 Figure Sketch 2016_06 Coffee Shop Characters 2016_06_13 Top Pot Couple

I drank coffee, and I sketched my fellow caffeine addicts. And I went sketching with Seattle Urban Sketchers at Fisherman's Terminal. I have been dabbling with collage in this gray Strathmore sketchbook, and I used that in the sketch I did there.

2016_06_26 USk Fenders

Thursday, June 9, 2016

May Sketches

2016_05_15 King Street Station USk

King Street Station with Urban Sketchers.

2016_05_19 NYC Statue of Liberty

Went to New York City. Ate at the Pastrami Queen TWICE.

2016_05_20 NYC McSorleys

Hello, contour line drawing.