Category Archives: california

The very long gas tanker

I saw this very long gas tanker as I passed my local gas station and I HAD to pull up: how could I pass a chance to draw it? The gas station attendant approaches me almost as soon as I … Continue reading

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Drawing in layers

Working from Peet’s Tea and Coffee on a cold, wet day. The good part is I can take a quick break from work every so often and do a sketch. On the flip side, I don’t move to a new seat ( too much … Continue reading

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Drawing Busy Places: At the supermarket

I love sketching busy places. One place that’s guaranteed to have a crowd ( and good pastries) is the Whole Foods Market not far from home. Capturing crowds of people and color and texture is always exciting. I love the challenge of conveying … Continue reading

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Sunday morning piano practice

I’d NEVER be able to play if someone stood over me like that! Kavya, Sunday morning piano practice. And this is Nishant practicing his piece. His feet are going to dangle like that for only a short while more.

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Rodin’s Thinker

I sketched this gigantic Thinker by Auguste Rodin at the Cantor Museum on the campus of Stanford University. This little gem of a museum has loads of pieces by Rodin, including many of the small studies for his Gates of Hell sculpture. Initially … Continue reading

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An afternoon of sketching in Los Gatos

An afternoon of sketching in Los Gatos that began and ended with people sketching.  A few pages of quick sketches of people crossing the street (or waiting for the ‘walk’ light). And my notes on drawing people. Drawing pages of … Continue reading

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Where’s the color?

If you’ve seen my sketches before, you know I love color. But lately, I’ve been deliberately putting aside color every once in a while. I’m hoping it’ll help me focus more on value, something that often gets lost in my … Continue reading

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