Category Archives: people

Beach Day

At Capitola beach on what turned out to be a super hot Saturday. Perfect people sketching weather with lots of sunbathers. Little people studies are my warm-up. It’s amazing how many of these sunbathers were on their phones. Its not always … Continue reading

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More from the Farmers’ Market

This might just turn into a summer of sketching the Farmers’ Market every Sunday. Here are this week’s sketches. Usually I choose what to focus on: is it the produce that’s the focus of the sketch? Or is it the … Continue reading

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Drawing People

I’m working on putting together my workshop at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty this year. It’s called ‘Never Fear the People!’. We’ll discuss tips and tricks to capturing people, and ways to get over being afraid to draw them, but nothing will substitute for loads … Continue reading

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Pinewood Derby Day

My son is a Tiger Scout this year, so we built our very first Pinewood Derby car and took it to the races today. It was a really fun, high energy event, which made it perfect for sketching. There’s so … Continue reading

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People

Sometimes I sketch a street, a building, something from the urban landscape around me. And it just doesn’t look right. Usually what I missing is the people. People passing by, crowds, the lone person making their way down an alley- … Continue reading

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More kid sketches.

There’s no better place to sketch kids than the Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose. My favorite exhibits are the simple ones: the floating ball machine that fascinates little kids and the pinscreen full of soft-edged pins you can make handprints … Continue reading

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Kids

A little late, but here is the 2013 edition of sketches from my kids’ school halloween parade. I do these every year, as I stand on the sidelines, watching the kids parade by. And a couple of sketches of my … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 4: Tirunelveli

Deep in southern Tamil Nadu is Tirunelveli, where I visit on every trip to India. It is where my husband Hari grew up and where his parents and grandparents still live. To me, there are two Tirunelvelis. One that exists … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 2: Mysore

My kids and I took off from Bangalore for a 3-day trip to Mysore. Mention Mysore and you either hear about Mysore Palace or Mysore Bondas. I sketched both. Mysore Palace is a mad hodgepodge of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and … Continue reading

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Everyday sketches, January 2012

The trouble with coming back from an exciting trip is getting back to sketching the everyday. And to make it harder, everything literally pales in comparison to the madness and color of Mexico City. I feel like the color has gone … Continue reading

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