Tinted Parking Lot

I had meal break while it was still light out the other day. I used my pencil sketch, ink and watercolor post production technique to render the vista I enjoyed while eating my lunch. The watercolors were not to my liking, so I ran the paper under the faucet (with the water turned on) to […]

Storefront at Night

I began with pencil, inked the main lines and added color to finish the sketch. The most satisfying part of this process occurred when I drew the framework. In this composition. the framework was the structure holding up the windows that formed the storefront. As I sketched the contents within the store, I experienced the […]

Man with the Arms

I found a process I like for sketching people. I use pencil first… not even a drawing pencil. I use a mechanical pencil with soft lead. As my subject shifts, I sketch the limbs in their changed position. Sometimes this happens several times.  I use pen and ink to emphasize the strong lines and leave […]

Dumb or Brave

As it happens, there were two of us taking a break at the same time. There was nothing inanimate to draw, so I made a portrait of my work buddy. We chatted as I sketched away. I am usually not brave enough to draw a portrait with that person aware of it. I expect the […]

Waiting in Dentist’s Office

To start off this month, I decided to return to color.  In the dentist’s office, I began a sketch of the two people sitting across from me. The guy on the left moved his legs before I finished. This is why he looks like he has three of them. I added dabs of watercolor to […]