Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


With ten minutes left of lunch I sit at my desk , crack open my copy of "the illustrated life" which I have been doing during lunch the last week, when I realize that I could put the book down and get a VERY quick sketch in.
Sometimes I get so caught up in being inspired by others work that I lose the time to actually sketch. So I figure I'll leave the reading for when it's dark and use the daylight hours (as short as they are right now) to sketch!
With all that said, here is a quick sketch looking out of the conference room window.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas at Mike's

Christmas at my brothers house, sitting on the sofa watching the dogs sleep by the fire.


One of my brothers American bulldogs...such a huge dog and such a mush!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Riley (on brown paper)

I've been wanting to try working on colored paper with white pencil. I remembered there was this old sketch book in the cupboard and decided to rip a few sheets out. So here she is with her grey hair. :) If all goes well I may bind some of this into the new sketch book.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I thought i'd try sketch from the airport in a different style. So many times i've wondered what a drawing might look like done differently.So last night i gave it a whirl.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

12.17.08 airport waiting

waiting in the Boston ariport to go home. i ran out of time to finish, the plane had pulled up...

12.16.08 airport waiting

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Rachel and I go together again to sketch tonight. This was the last of the 4 pages I filled. I started to sketch her head then she changed positions so the top of her head it whats there, ill proportioned and all :)


It's cold out and it's snowing so i'm walking the building looking for places to sketch. Landed myself in the conference room above visitor/inter-company parking. Looked down and started sketching...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tootsie Roll Pops

I think I'll add color to this another night...see what happens :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


i think this is the first time she's been sketched in my new book which I've alreadyt finished half of. One day I'll catch her sleeping with her head facing me :)

A first

i think this may be a first for me....drawing a persons face that is. I drew him from the tv last night. Luckily he stayed seated the whole time. I used a grey watercolor pencil so it didnt scan very well. I'd love to be able to draw peoples face but they always seem so intimidating. I think I may etry drawing from magazines and photos to gain some confidence.

at the diner

looking out the window

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Unfinished candy

I did not give myself nearly enough time to sketch the bag of Halloween candy I brought to work. Plus i think my co-workes could smell the candy three cubes down. Two minute after I dumped the bag, they cam running.

From my walk

Found this walking Ri-dog this evening and had to pick it up.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

sketches from Boulder Coffee

I sat at the new Boulder Coffee tonight sketching with Rachel. The new construction going on in this area is crazy. I hope it helps revitalize this part of the city. Being so close to the university may help too. It's looking great so far and I guess it's worked a bit. I most likely wouldn't have come down here before the changes. oh, and I tried using wax resist, i've been meaning to give it a whirl but had no candle. Luckily there was one on the table.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Novemeber 4th & 6th

Here are a few sketches from the last couple of days. I've been trying to get out to sketch the 3 previous nights to no avail. It felt so good to finaly get there. Java's has such a great atmosphere.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

the view from Cobbs Hill

Sitting up at the park on a nice day...

At the diner...

I was hoping to get more done but my breakfast sandwich arrived earlier thatn I had thought. wow, I never ever thought i'd here myself say my food arrived too fast :).

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Rahcel and I met at Starbucks last night for a bit of sketching. It was so great to chat , sketch and have a cup of coffee after a long day at work.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

10.06.08- Atrium

sitting in the atrium upstairs during lunch.


A few sketches from the coffee shop

Saturday, October 18, 2008


spilled coffee on my book (upper left) a few days after i did this sketch. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I've heard they are building a Target near work. i had some time before i had to meet friends for dinner so I sat in the parking lot and sketched a few of the construction trucks.

My boots

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quarterly meeting

This was a 3 1/2 hour I was able to get a few sketches in while i listened.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

my hand

tried to sketch my hand tonight, the thumb is a bit wonky and my hand looks pudgy but it is a starting point :)

random sketches 09.13.08

Wednesday, September 10, 2008



i had hoped to finish this but was too worn out. i was laying in the Adirondack chair in the back yard, looking up into the tree above the patio. All of the leaves looked like stars. I had never noticed that before.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

the 1000 Islands

a few trees as seen from my campsite. there wasn't much of a view. The rest of the campground was great though. I already have sites picked out for next time :)
I lost a bit of color on the scan, but the bottom one is unfinished. I took some photos to possibly finish but knowing will stay this way.

pears from work

the one on the right needed to have the leaves re-worked a bit...but i already moved on to the next sketch :)


sitting in olympic park, not far from my hotel.


some random sketches from one of the days in atlanta


a few sketches from the seminars i attended


in my room the first night of my trip

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My new sketchbook

i bound this the other night. There are still a few pages left in my current book but I wanted to be ready. This time I tried a the coptic kettle stitch with a hard cover. There's a great YouTube video to work from


from my walk this morning...


a few sketches of a tired Riley after a long day, from a very relieved mom...

sitting in the car during lunch