Category Archives: Close to home

Cat Tree Assembly

Quick sketches as a cat tree gets assembled.

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Cafe Vignettes

Cafe vignettes might help ease you back into drawing people on location. Continue reading

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Marking the Summer

Marking the Seasons with Produce Continue reading

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Scraggly Trees and Mark-making

Scraggly, windswept Monterey Pines are a joy to draw if you love bold, slightly out-of-control mark-making. (I do!) Here are some trees from a lovely weekend in June by Asilomar State Beach. Drawing on location is what I love best. … Continue reading

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Bits of Summer

The start of summer and a flurry of appointments. Continue reading

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How Not to Draw this Symbol of a Car

How Not to Draw a Car (and some tips on drawing one too) Continue reading

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Shape and Pattern

I find it super relaxing to draw like this: start somewhere, and draw out from there, looking at just shape and edges, building in a flat, pattern-like form. A cup of chai, a pencil and the backyard orange tree. In … Continue reading

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Dead Center

Never say Never. And other thoughts on rules. Continue reading

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Coffee, again. Two sketches.

a quick sketch or two over coffee.
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Maskless Faces

One day soon this will seem normal and I’ll stop sketching everyone I see sitting outside maskless and chatting with a friend. But for now I just want to draw them all. Here are friends in the sun sharing a … Continue reading

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