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Car Sketching

Here in California, it’s rare to have a day when it’s not possible to sketch outdoors. Last week, we had a couple of those days, so to keep out of the rain, I tried some car sketching. Here is Lincoln … Continue reading

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What I drew this week

Not very much. And a little bit of everything. One quick , almost abstract watercolor sketch on a hike in the hills around San Jose. One vintage sign for Cambrian Park Plaza which was built in the 1950s. And two donuts … Continue reading

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Western Appliance and Capri Motel

I’d love to say I was experimenting with a new technique here. Actually, I didn’t realize that my brush pen had water-soluble ink in it. Coloring over my linework made for an ‘interesting’ effect :) Here’s another quick sketch of that same sign. When … Continue reading

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Finding animals in unexpected places

Looking through my sketches from my road trip, I see I have some animal sketches. But only a few of them are from a trip to the little zoo in Santa Barbara. I couldn’t pass up sketching these colorful macaws there. These ostrich are sketched … 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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Pismo Beach in Winter

It seems like we visit the beach a lot more in cold weather than we do in the summer. Luckily, ‘cold’ is never very cold in California, (or atleast not for my kids). The day after Christmas, we headed down … Continue reading

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Last Post of 2014.

One last post for 2014. Thank you for following my blog. Posting here has been an invaluable part of the learning process to me. It helps me articulate what I do, and gain insight from your comments, questions and input. A few sketches from the … Continue reading

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