Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fox theatre

I did this rather quickly on the spot, then added color at home. It was getting late and I was far away from my temporary home.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

High theatre

Difficult building to sketch - round surfaces mixed with straight lines and angles, half of the building not visible because of the trees ...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Atlanta skyline

The last few weeks were crazy - running around like a chicken with no head in between jobs, taxes and so on...

I spent a week in Atlanta for some training - every morning i sketched the view from my hotel room. There was no time for anything else anyway. I used different materials each day to make it more fun.

 Pen and watercolor:

Pen contour:


Watercolor pastels:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Station W

 My favorite hangout place when I want to have a good coffee. Now that I only drink coffee occasionally, I am making it an event. My places of choice are indie coffee shops - no chains and certainly not Starbucks.
Station W also makes a great gluten free brownie that completes my coffee. I had about 10 min to do a quick sketch and I sat at a table that cut the view in half. I wanted to fill the bottom part of the page with sketches of people waiting for their coffee but I had to run back to work ...

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Waiting for the train at the Central Station. I had a green smoothie. On the table next to me there were an empty can of pop and a bottle of Perrier - both green. They made a very Irish arrangement, but by the time I got to the bottle, I was tired of the weird shades of green I was able to concoct with the Quattro water soluble pencil.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mid point

I wanted to practice using the midpoint to make sure the sketch fits on the page (Bert Dodson chapter 3). I did not have anything inspiring around, so I looked for inspiration in the fridge and found two salad dressing bottles. Such a simple concept and oh how helpful ...can't wait to try it at a life drawing session.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Well deserved rest

The other day, I caught The Cat during his afternoon nap. I grabbed a pen and sketched him quickly, it was as if he knew he was watched because he starting fussing around.