Friday, October 23, 2015

Marker Sketch of Yosemite Sequoia

Yosemite Sequoia 2015

I also did some marker sketches in my Strathmore Toned Journal with the Faber Castell brush markers during our roadtrip. The markers work very well on this paper, although I am still working out the technique. It is quite different from sketching on white paper. I need to think about adding some white to each drawing, or they seem dull.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sketches from Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls 2015
I could take a little more time with my sketches, once we reached Yosemite NP. Yosemite Falls - and all of the other waterfalls in the park - were dry. I am not sure how much this was due to California's drought, as many of the falls and rivers might have been dry in September anyway. They were all still fun to sketch, and I found myself carrying my black marker and pad everywhere.

Yosemite bridge 2015

Stoneman Bridge Yosemite 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Road Trip Sketching

road trip sketches 06

road trip sketches 08

road trip sketches 11

Theses are a few sketches I did during a recent roadtrip from Seattle to Yosemite and back north along the coast of California and Oregon. Whew! These were all done from the passenger seat as the scenery whizzed by at 60mph or so (that is whizzing in an '85 VW Vanagon). Lots more on Flickr! I became a bit addicted to these fast and minimal sketches.