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This week in sketches

It’s getting cold even here in California, and my outdoor sketches are getting rarer. Last week, I ended up with just this one, from downtown Willow Glen, right by the old-fashioned La Villa Delicatessen. Lots of people strolling down the street, many … Continue reading

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The end of Inktober

Inktober’s almost over, and while I didn’t do close to a sketch a day, just thinking more about the inked line is interesting. For one, it means I can carry just a book and a single fountain pen most of … Continue reading

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A bowl of feijoas

These feijoas are grown by my sister, so it made sense to draw them in a bowl she made too. I planned to take pictures as I progressed through this piece, but forgot to once I got going so this … Continue reading

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Pears in October

I love drawing pears. They’re a simple shape, but not so simple they’re boring. And a forgiving form too: you can mess around with a pear shape quite a bit and it still look like a pear. I thought I’d sit down and do a ‘quick 5 … Continue reading

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Recent Obsessions. And Brush Pen Reviews.

There are themes I return to all the time, so I guess I have many recent obsessions. There’s vintage cars that I understand nothing about but love the shapes of. And there’s vintage signage, like this sign for the Sands Motel on … Continue reading

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A beginner’s watercolor lesson. Painting with my daughter.

My daughter Kavya and I sometimes sketch together. Most often that means we sit next to each other and draw. But this weekend I thought I’d do a little ‘lesson’ with her and talk her through how I look at things when I draw. I … Continue reading

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When the first one doesn’t work…

There’s this fabulous looking sign that just reads ‘Time’ over a clock located above a shopfront on the corner of Bascom and San Carlos in San Jose. Turns out it’s the Time Deli which has been around since 1950. I had … Continue reading

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