Category Archives: people

June Workshops: Vegas and San Francisco

After a longish break from teaching workshops, I’m back! Here are two workshops in June, one in Las Vegas and the other in San Francisco. They might look similar at first glance, but read carefully: one is an Urban Sketcher’s … Continue reading

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Storytelling Sketches

I like to think of every sketch as a story. Not always a big one, with a grand plot and story arc. Stories can be quiet little everyday things tucked into bigger pieces.  Like this Saturday morning sketch at Social … Continue reading

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Mostly black and white

My daily sketching practice has gotten a bit, shall we say, sketchy lately. So to try and get back to little studies last week, I decided to try and draw everyday: not big ambitious pieces, but with some focus: working … Continue reading

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Capitola Beach

From where I live it’s easy to jump in the car and be at a fantastic beach in just over a half hour. Capitola Beach is where we headed today. I thought I packed my kit, but once I settled … Continue reading

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Sketching with the Cambrian Symphony

On Saturday I sketched live at the Cambrian Symphony‘s Frontiers Concert. I guess sketching live is what I always do. But on Saturday I got to do it with a video camera projecting the work as I sketched at the concert … Continue reading

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The week I didn’t sketch

It’s Friday evening and I feel like I haven’t really sketched all week, so I go look at my Instagram stream where I post stuff as I make it and it looks like I have sketched, it’s just that it’s … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives, San Jose

Today San Jose joined the nationwide movement March for Our Lives calling for sensible gun legislation. The pouring rain did nothing to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. It was inspiring to see young people turn up in large numbers and lead the march. … Continue reading

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