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Moleskine: Early April ’17

Spring break starts tomorrow!

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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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Tapping Unknown Talent

So I’ve been drawing now for a week.  Each time I start, I’m afraid I won’t be able to actually draw the subject.  I arranged a banana, apple, and garlic clove on a curved platter, then looked at the arrangement for a couple days, certain I could never capture its image.  I was absolutely certain I couldn’t do it.  Finally, I just got to work and started sketching.  After an hour, I had this (click on image for a larger view):

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Today, with the SF Giant’s enjoying the best record in baseball at the All-Star break, I decided to draw a baseball glove. Again, I was certain I couldn’t do it.  Convinced!  But then I went to work.  Here are the stages of development.

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Initial Sketch

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Outlined

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Detailed

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Final Shading

So often in life, we listen to that little voice of doom telling us we can’t achieve our dreams, can’t  satisfy our desires.  This week, I’ve discovered that my own little voice never goes away, never shuts up, not even when faced with these surprising results.  Makes me wonder:  How many times in life have I let that little voice hold me back from fully expressing myself?  Too many, I’m afraid.

A San Francisco Giants Halloween

Last night, the SF Giants won the World Series…

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Today, fans were celebrating all over town…

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A family of fans…

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Young fans…

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Old fans…

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A dad and his twin boys…

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Everyone was so happy…

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A kid with braces…

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His little sister with chicken pox…

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Grandma, too…

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The whole city was smiling…

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Except for a few Kansas City fans…

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