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March for Our Lives, San Jose

Today San Jose joined the nationwide movement March for Our Lives calling for sensible gun legislation. The pouring rain did nothing to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. It was inspiring to see young people turn up in large numbers and lead the march. … Continue reading

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Drawing using a grid

A simple little grid drawing, looking out the window. Continue reading

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A book, a show, and a sketchcrawl

My vintage signs book is finally here (and yes, it’s for sale!) Continue reading

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Porto Registration: February 17th

The Urban Sketchers International Symposium 2018 is in Porto, Portugal this year. Registration opens on 17th February, Saturday, 15:00hrs GMT (yes, that’s this weekend) and usually fills up really soon. If you’re planning on attending, find out more about the symposium here. Once … Continue reading

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Friday Catchup

It’s been a rare not a single sketch this week kinda week. So here’s some catchup posting of stuff from last week. This house on Reed and 7th street, in downtown San Jose: I’ve been wanting to draw it for a … Continue reading

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

A couple of weeks ago, I painted with friends at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. We picked what was probably the foggiest morning in the South Bay. Visibility was low, humidity was high and the view we planned on painting was … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Sketches to wrap up the year

‘Tis the season for drawing in coffee shops. Because I’m a cold wimp. So come 60-ish degree weather (yes that’s cold) I’m headed indoors. Drawing in coffee shops is a great way to start at people drawing, if you find … Continue reading

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