Tags: sketching

  • Portland Sketch Crawl

    On our trip to Portland last month, I got in a surprising amount of sketching. It was easy, since my husband had beer samplers to keep him busy. This was at a downtown tap room – this girl looked more like my niece than my niece does. This was a departure from sketching collective imbibing – a semi-blind contour of Nick.

  • Last Gasp Summer Sketch Crawl – A Lesson in Disappointment

    Well, I wanted to fit in one more sketch crawl before this summer was over so I went down to San Jose yesterday, in hopes of spending a whole day drawing at the zoo. What I didn’t know was the San Jose zoo is really a kiddie park with only a handful of animals. What with all the screaming kids and blazin’ hot temperatures, I couldn’t stand it for more than a couple hours and this is all I got. [...]

  • Summer Sketch Crawl

    While typing the title to this post, I accidentally typed in “Sumer Sketch Crawl”. Land sakes, how different THAT sketch crawl would be! Why, that would mean every image would be filled with googly-eyed hand-wringing. As it is, this post is about SUMMER sketch crawling, and as Emily Litella would say, “That’s very different”. These definitely aren’t prize-worthy, but they represent a good six hours of drawing, which for me is pretty good, and making them will help imprint these [...]

  • Sketching in Santa Cruz

    We just took a weekender in Santa Cruz and these are my little sketchy remembrances of the trip. We hit the beach one day for a couple hours…tough, b/c no one wanted to sit still long enough to be drawn. We stayed in a B&B on the water called The Darling House. Nick, worn out from the 60 minute drive to Santa Cruz, takes a nap.