Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Still life with water bottles
Graphite on Paper

This sketch is a still life I set up while sitting in a waiting room. I like how the texture of the paper adds to the character of the graphite. I was attracted to the transparence of the plastic water bottles and how to describe with graphite reflected and refracted light.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Keys

Key Chain
Graphite on Paper
I am always trying to sketch something and today was my keys. I have found myself in a place where just sitting is not enough. Here is my keychain with just some of the keys that I need to carry with me everywhere. I made this key chain from a sterling silver spoon that I found in a yard sale. The handle was so beautiful but the spoon part had been destroyed by a garbage disposal.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Earrings

Earrings
Graphite on Paper

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Foot Portrait

Foot Portrait
Graphite on Paper

Sometimes when I am nowhere in particular just waiting for the next thing to demand my time I sketch. You all know that by now, I sketch anything. Well when there are people (my unsuspecting models) they sometimes catch me staring and feel uncomfortable. Not if I draw something other than there head. So here it is. The foot portrait.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Island

Dana Point Harbor Island
Ink on paper

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Feeding the ducks

Tri City Park
Ink on paper

I was sketching this location after walking around the lake a few times when this lady walked into my field of view and started pouring some grain from a large bag, for the ducks.  Of course shortly after that there were far too many ducks but I did manage to put the lady in at the last moment.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wilshire Street, Fullerton

Wilshire Street, Fullerton
ink on paper

This is the street I sketched, that I forgot to post, that is next to the Rialto Café. My Bad!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Breakfast at the Rialto Cafe

Rialto Cafe
Ink on paper

This morning Ivy and I went for breakfast at the Rialto Café. It is next to the street drawing I did a few days ago when I was across the street having another cup of coffee. Rialto’s coffee is much better. Don’t tell the people across the street I said so!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hiltcher Walking Trail

Hiltcher Walking Trail
Horse Stable
Ink on paper

This is a horse stable that I walk by on the Hiltcher Trail. There is a small structure for chickens and the stable with the corral attached holds two horses. Ivy is interested in the chickens but the horses just aren't interesting for her, well except for the time the black one got loose and ran down the trail with his owner walking behind him to eventually put the harness (that he was carrying) on to guide him back to the building. Ivy just looked longingly at the running horse wishing, I am sure, that she could run free, too. Ivy is a greyhound and loves to run fast, but at 45 miles an hour she could be a mile away in a minute and not know where she was or how to get back home. So she is never off leash unless she is in an enclosed yard.

 

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