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A big week of sketching at ‘home’

Sketching near home is always a challenge for me. It’s harder to see the world through fresh eyes when you are in your everyday surroundings. And that’s when it’s lovely to have an urban sketcher from out of town visit … Continue reading

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Drawing more people into your sketches

Drawing more people in your sketches, step-by-step. Continue reading

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Water Play

Summertime and running in the fountains. Continue reading

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Victorian Homes

Los Gatos, California has street after street of wonderfully preserved and restored homes. Here are a bunch of them, all on one block. These quick little sketches were made in a medium that’s unusual for me to use for urban sketches: … Continue reading

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Mixing it up

I’ve been playing with mixing up my line, and working with multiple mark-making tools to create contrast. It’s fun to decide what to go with: Drawing moving people? Let’s go with the brush pen, it allows for loose, gestural line. … Continue reading

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Last week in sketches: a mixed bag

It finally feels like fall in California. Cold, grey and even a bit rainy. You can tell from my sketches because they move indoors: two coffee shop sketches this week, both at places which are serving coffee in festive red cups. Already?? And a … Continue reading

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An afternoon of sketching in Los Gatos

An afternoon of sketching in Los Gatos that began and ended with people sketching.  A few pages of quick sketches of people crossing the street (or waiting for the ‘walk’ light). And my notes on drawing people. Drawing pages of … Continue reading

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