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(More) People First

Why I draw the people in my sketch first. Continue reading

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Plain white water tower

This plain white water tower  and smokestack on 5th street in San Jose once belonged to the American Can Company and stand as a quiet reminders of the agricultural past of Silicon Valley. Now this little forgotten pocket of San Jose is where … Continue reading

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Floatsam and Jetsam

Bits and pieces from my sketchbook. Continue reading

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Drawing the familiar

Do you ever feel like you know something so well, it’s a bit intimidating to try and capture it? I live in Almaden at the very southern tip of San Jose. And right behind home is a range of hills with … Continue reading

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Jose Theater and Zanotto’s

Two gems on one street… Continue reading

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Caffe Frascati on a Friday Night

Local talent on a friday night at Caffe Frascati, San Jose. Continue reading

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A common surprise

It’s becoming more and more common: someone will email me telling me about an interesting sign in San Jose that I haven’t sketched. I’ll go out to sketch it only to find something quite different from what was described to me. Just a couple … Continue reading

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