Sketch Book Series: Wood Grain and Shadows (May 2010)

The shadow is the first element I notice in this sketch. The wood grain lies underneath, yet is not confused with shading of the dark area. The flower pots are the most incomplete component of this piece, not completely defined with pen and ink.

Vintage Sketch Book Series: Wood Grain and Shadows (May 2010)
Wood Grain and Shadows (May 2010)
Vintage Sketch Book Series
Pen and Ink 5×3″ Sketch Book Paper

Sketch Book Series: Water in Bottle (August 2010)

Reflections in the water, plus distortions in the clear plastic bottle were the challenges in this drawing exercise.

Vintage Sketch Book Series: Water in Bottle (August 2010)
Water in Bottle (August 2010)
Vintage Sketch Book Series
Pen and Ink 5×3″ Sketch Book Paper

Sketch Book Series: Car Hood Reflections (December 2010)

There’s got to be a better way to depict reflections on a shiny car hood. I get a better sense of the reflected branches on the windshield than the hood. Not sure why that is.

Vintage Sketch Book Series: Car Hood Reflections (December 2010)
Car Hood Reflections (December 2010)
Vintage Sketch Book Series
Pen and Ink 5×3″ Sketch Book Paper

No Fly Zone

My first outing to the Hollywood Bowl. I was led to believe the ‘X’ in the sky indicates a no fly zone, so that helicopters would not ruin the concert. It worked, for the most part.

Street Photography: No Fly Zone
No Fly Zone
Street Photography

Sketch Book Series: Penned Surface (October 2010)

Pen-and-ink surfaces take a long time to draw. In this sketch I did not draw lines, but rather used shading to create surfaces.

Vintage Sketch Book Series: Penned Surface (October 2010)
Penned Surface (October 2010)
Vintage Sketch Book Series
Pen and Ink 5×3″ Sketch Book Paper
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