Category Archives: Construction

Finding Action, from a Distance

Finding new ways to draw people Continue reading

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Small Sketches from an eventful week

Bits and pieces from last week. My very last school Halloween Parade (next year I have two middle schoolers, no more school parades…) The usual share of Pikachus, pandas, dinosaurs, unicorns. The bawling baby (in a pull up) took the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Pencils

Fun with Rainbow Pencils. Continue reading

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One Tall Crane

This was a huge construction crane. Every time it spun back and lowered it’s hook, these men would pick up and quickly attach yet another huge air conditioning unit for the crane to pick up. If I had thumbnailed this and figured … Continue reading

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Sketching with friends

I usually sketch alone. But last week I had two short little sketch sessions with friends and I’m wondering why we don’t do this more often. There’s something wonderful in being able to chat about just sketching and supplies, sketchbooks and setup, … Continue reading

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Destruction/Construction Part 3

My nieces and I painted this Hokusai-inspired mural (you only see the right half of it here, it’s huge!) on a big empty wall at home a few years ago. That we painted it together was the hardest part of letting it … Continue reading

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Destruction/Construction Part 2

I’m continuing the series started here where I sketch the taking down and putting back up of a part of our home. Out goes the old linoleum floor, it’s amazing it survived 44 years in the kitchen. Then the floor is leveled … Continue reading

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Destruction/Construction: Part 1

I’ve always loved sketching construction work on the streets: the men in orange safety jackets, the huge machines, things that get broken down and then made new. So it’s a treat to get to sketch a process like that right at home. … Continue reading

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