Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pipe Organ

Went out urban sketching with Miz Dee today. Went from the church to the local drinking establishments. We like to get around.

I was speed sketching. I'm so over drawing ticky little details. Just made a squiggle where a squiggle was needed and moved on. Didn't care if anything was whomperjawed. Just ran the pen across the paper, slopped on some paint, and had a good time. Got five sketches finished.

Stay tuned, more to come.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Courtesy Loan & Sultry's Gate

A couple of quicky, late-night doodles:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spiral Staircase

Out on another sketching adventure downtown with intrepid sketching partner Miz Dee. We started rather late in the afternoon to allow the downtown traffic to clear out.

It had been a warm sunny day, but our spot in the parking lot was in the shade. The temperature dropped rapidly with the waning sunlight. The wind was whipping between the buildings. It wasn't the most ideal sketching situation. Adding to the discomfort, we had forgotten to bring folding chairs. We opted to huddle in the car and draw through the open windows.

Our original sketch target was a beautiful Gothic church, but when we got set up I spied the Urban Grunge and spiral staircase in the neighboring back alley. The church was all but forgotten.