Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ithaca Sketch Crawl Day 2

above from the art museum at Cornell
below from the museum of Earth:

Ithaca Sketch Crawl Day 1

I had such a great weekend in Ithaca for the meeting of urban sketchers from Toronto, KW, Montreal  NY, NJ, Rochester, Seneca Falls, Elmira and Ithaca ( I hope I haven't left anyone out)
We were a very productive group sketching day and night!
Below are sketches from the first day:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SSF - Reflections


a few sketches of the pup & finishing up the last of the brown paper


spent about an hour at the conservatory on
Saturday hiding from the cold windy day

Meetup sketching on Saturday

a few of the Meetup sketchers hit the town Saturday afternoon for a few hours then ended up at Golden Port Dim Sum restaurant.

Chipotle waiting sketch

waiting in a LONG line gave me an opportunity to sketch

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sketchbook Skool - Storytelling - Koene #1

the first assignment was an illustrated recipe.
this is my favorite guac,

Our Pond

a little slice of heaven in our backyard


These were a gift for my wife. The bonus is that I get something beautiful to sketch :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

The road home - 2014 USK Symposium

sketching before the closing ceremony - 2014 USK Symposium

A small sketch while having coffee with new friend before the closing ceremonies.

Sunday boat tour - 2014 USK Symposium

The day after the symposium ended 12 of us decided to rent a boat and take a tour of the bay. We spent 6 hours on the water, swimming ( well i didn't but most of the other enjoyed. I don't like being cold :) ) stopping at beaches and sketching. What a great way to wind down after a busy week.


Bounding Boxes: Space and People as Characters - 2014 USK Symposium

I took William Cordero's workshop Bounding Boxes: Space and people as characters. First I have to say holy crap, Williams' work is even more outstanding in person. I love the way his choice of line and sketches tell the story of a space. I'm still bummed that I didn't win the silent auction for his sketch :) HIs was a great workshop and like the other has given me a new way to look at how I sketch a scene. Check out his work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamcordero/


Sketching Tour - 2014 USK symposium

I took the sketch tour with Richard Inke on the second day of the symposium and could not be happier that i did. I never would have known how interesting the town is and how it cam to be so well preserved in time. Check out the notes in my sketch if you'd like to learn more

Black and White Party: Sketching with Dry Twig and Chinese Ink - 2014 USK symposium

I went to the Dry Twig Demo with Ch’ng Kiah Kiean and am still in awe of what this man can sketch with a carved twig and ink.
such an interesting technique that I plan to explore.
see his work here: http://www.kiahkiean.com/

The Sketched Reportage - 2014 USK Symposium

This is from The Sketched Reportage with Simonetta Capecchi. She is a master at detailing and documenting events and processes. For this workshop we went to a local Paraty Cacha├ža distillery to learn about and document how the drink is made. Such a wonderful trip and workshop. Such a great new set of tools I have for future reportage opportunities. see Simonetta's work here: http://inviaggiocoltaccuino.blogspot.com/


Never Fear the People! 2014 USk Symposium

These were from Suhita Shirodkar's workshop Never Fear the People, which I regularly do. She had us jump right in and start. Sketching quickly and without looking down too much did take out the fear of having a completed figure. I still fear people but have a strong desire to keep at it and do think differently at how adding people to a sketch when it is fitting brings life to the scene.  A few post later you can see how I used my many hours at the airport :) see Suhita's work here: https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/author/makingamess/