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Cambodia: The markets of Siam Riep

The main market of Siam Riep covered a whole block. Around it’s perimeter were stalls that mostly sold dry good, like this seller of tens of varieties of rice. And this cart selling satay. But the inside of the market is … Continue reading

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Two-ink sketching in Yosemite National Park

I’m enjoying playing with a two-toned approach to my linework: For the most part, I do a very loose line drawing with brown ink first, just enough to let me see where my big shapes are. Then it’s watercolor time. Last … Continue reading

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Back in New York, Part 5: Looking Up

Looking up. Buildings everywhere. The everyday, the famous. This one has one of those faded advertisements on the top of it, from the days of the elevated line in Manhattan. A water tower and fire escapes complete the scene. Synagogue … Continue reading

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Back in New York, Part 4

My favorite thing about Central Park is that you can always see the city skyline above the treetops. This is sketched from the top of a rocky outcropping in the park. Here is what I learnt about this rock. (Thank you, Wikipedia): In … Continue reading

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Watertowers and Continental Cuisine

This is the Mariani Fruit Packing Company Water Tower in San Jose.  The Fruit Packing Plant has long since been torn down, and in its place is a huge housing complex called, what else, Mariana Square Townhomes. I hit a double … Continue reading

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White buildings in Santa Barbara

More sketches from Santa Barbara (and one from Malibu). Sketching in Southern California means sketching a lot of white adobe-style buildings. Usually you can count on the warm-yellow sun to cast some great shadows for you. But I was there … Continue reading

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Two Missions, two doors: Drawing little corners.

On our road trip down the coast from San Jose to LA we stopped by two Missions: the smaller, lesser known Mission San Miguel and the grander Mission Santa Barbara. Interestingly, I sketched very similar views at both places: a small, decrepit … Continue reading

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