Category Archives: san jose

Colored Pencils and Crayon

Mixing Dry and Wet Media Continue reading

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Three San Jose cafes. And one in Oakland

It’s about more than just the coffee. Continue reading

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More Early Mornings at the Market

More early mornings at the Farmers’ Market. Continue reading

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Getting There Early

Getting to the Farmers’ Market early to catch the action before it opens up… Continue reading

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The Gift of a Really Cheap Sketchbook

I use and enjoy plenty of nice sketchbooks, books with lovely multi-media and 100% cotton watercolor paper. This book below isn’t one of them. The Midori Blank Notebook is about 4×6 inches, has 176 thin pages, and costs a little … Continue reading

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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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Faces of Recovery: Heroes of PRIDE

PRIDE month, celebrates how far we have come, but we also reflects on the past. here are our Heroes of Pride, portraits from the PRIDE Month series Continue reading

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Faces of Recovery: PRIDE Month Stories

Portraits of Recovery to mark PRIDE month, celebrating how far we have come, but we also reflecting on the past. More portraits here: https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/faces-of-recovery/ 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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