Month: October 2016

Moleskine Sketches I

Started sketching in a small Moleskine originally intended for jotting random thoughts.  Never jotted any, so started sketching in it, exclusively in pen, hoping to encourage more risks by making more mistakes.

Started sketching in the doctor’s waiting room…

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Went to get a flu shot…

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Sketched at the Smart Car center while waiting for my car to get its own flu shot…

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Sketched once I got to school…

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Sketched whatever was in the room…

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Stopped to sketch while out on a walk…

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Sketched from photos taken while walking…

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Used graphite on this next one to add some tonal variety…

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Sketched again back at the Smart center…

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Turned out my car had more than the flu.  After eight wonderful years, wound up trading it in for a new all-electric Smart car…

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I gave the new car a good-luck kick before signing on the dotted line….

Early October Sketches

Started out the month sketching simple things at work, whatever was around me…

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Then started drawing from photographs I’d taken around the city…

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Also tried an exercise from an art book I’m reading.  It said to draw with pen alone, no pencil at first; to allow for mistakes; to work fast, carelessly; to capture the gesture and mood and feel of things.  I’ve been practicing with a black Paper-mate felt-tip pen on recycled copy paper.

As usual, started out sketching whatever was around me…

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Also sketched from photos taken on my urban walks…

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Sketched out directions for feeding the dog…

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For posterity sake, sketched the view from our seats for the last SF Giants game of the 2016 post-season…

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If they’re gonna lose so miserably, better to watch from home, curled up so no one can see you cry…

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More Cinema Sketches

Finished shooting a friend’s short film this weekend.  Sketched a few more images based on cell-phone photos.

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Was so tired after the wrap today, didn’t think I’d be able to draw…

Decided to take one minute to draw a feather I found in the backyard…

Thought I’d draw it only once…

Felt so good to draw one, I just kept going…

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