Friday, September 20, 2013

New Yawk

This is long overdue, but I went to New York a few weeks ago, and finally got to meet the amazing France Belleville-Van Stone and sketched with her on New York's High Line for an entire morning. One of the great highlights of my life. I did a few other sketches while I was there, including quite a few whilst stuck at La Guardia in airport hell for eight hours. None is as good as the first sketch from the High Line with France, at least to me.

Here they are.

Highline #1:

Highline #2:

Broadway from Columbus Circle:

Atlas's butt, from Rockefeller Center:
atlas 01small

Conservatory Water, Central Park:
conservatory water01small

Unfinished Woolworth building:

La Guardia:



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Life Drawing Update

Lotsa drawings to post, way overdue. Here's some figure sketches from the past few months or so, in no particular order.

Anna Ray life drawing

redline 7-31-13


redline 7-31-13


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Denver's participation in the 40th Worldwide Sketchcrawl

Yes, it's a bit short notice, but if you've got a hankerin' to go sketchcrawlin' on Saturday the 13th, we'll be meeting at Market Street Station downtown at 9am sharp.  Where we go from there is up in the air.  Hope to see some folks there!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Recent figure sketches

From the Art Students' League and Redline Denver.

Franki at the Art Students' League, 3-hour pose, charcoal:
life drawing "Frankie"

Ryann at Redline Denver:
life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

Two Alamosauruses (Alamosauri?)

I started this drawing a few weeks ago, based on this skeletal drawing by Scott Hartman.
Just a brief pencil sketch with only a little bit of detail.  I didn't think I'd finish it, but I must have gotten a second wind last week, and followed it through.
Alamosaurus sanjuanensis

Because I'm less-than-diligent at scaling my drawings to match the skeletal closely, I'm not satisfied with the proportions, especially the length of the torso, legs and neck, and the size of the head.  I'll get it right one of these days.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A quiet night at Barnes and Noble

Our swamp cooler is busted.  For those who aren't familiar, a swamp cooler is a common energy-efficient alternative to a/c in dry areas like Colorado that don't experience heat extremes like Texas or Arizona.  For two a/c-dependent Texans (Linda and me), it's a pretty weak alternative.  Only now it doesn't even work, leaving us to appreciate the little it did do once upon a time.  So, we got out of the house Thursday night to find some climate-controlled digs and ended up at the Barnes and Noble about an hour before closing.  This is the sketch I did while Linda looked for art magazines.

Barnes and Noble, Westminster, CO

Then we got shakes at Sonic.  The end.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sketching in the heat

On a 90+ degree day, after walking around over a mile through downtown Denver looking for a place to sketch, I decided (wisely) to go indoors and get an iced coffee.  And whaddya know, there was this view.

Starbucks 16th St. Mall

Monday, June 24, 2013

Funnin' with perspective

And one non-participant.

First, the stick in the mud: East high School.
east high school

Now for the hi-jinx:

Press Coffee Co, Lakewood:
Press Coffee Co, Lakewood, CO

Inside the Tivoli Student Union, Metro State Campus, Denver:
tivoli student union