Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sketches from Chicago

I was able to attend the 8th Urban Sketching Symposium in Chicago last month. It was wonderful!!  
This was from Lynne Chapman's workshop. 

From the Saturday sketchwalk. 

Some distorted people drawings inspired from Nelson Paciencia's demo. 


A sketch from Lynne Chapman's workshop at the USk symposium. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sketchbook pages from Australia!

We recently spent 2 weeks in Australia, Sydney and Cairns, visiting a daughter and seeing this beautiful country.  I filled many pages of 2 small sketchbooks.  Here are some of them.

Airport waits are great for sketching people.

Only 2 of the 3 sisters made it into this sketch...

 The Opera House is so fun to draw.
 The beach at Coogee.
 Afternoon action in Hyde Park.
 Cairns views from the esplanade.

 A composite sketch of the sugar cane fields and mountains we drove past.
 On the beach waiting for the sea kayakers to return.
 I sketched many animals and birds so I could later identify the unknown ones.
 I love a marina.
 We saw the most interesting and impressive trees in Sydney.  So cool.

 This guy was motionless for at least 15 minutes, but he was too large to get on a double page.  He's an estuarine crocodile.  Scary.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Book illustrations

Here are a few sketches from the dummy I made of a friend's story for a children's book.  It was never published, but it was fun to do.

Some life drawings

Well, so much for posting every week in December.  However, I am updating the blog with some more drawings, these from life drawing at the St. Louis Artist Guild.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015