Sarah Reading

The three of us went out for a relaxing evening of coffee, reading and sketching. I love it when people are so absorbed in what they are doing that they don’t notice me sketching them. I was almost done before Sarah caught on!

Figure Drawing

I spent the evening at The Canvas, an art bar in NW Portland, with my sketching buddies yesterday. The bar provides a clothed model for about 2 and a half hours, in several timed poses. We had a great time sketching, sipping wine, and snacking. This is the best of my timed sketches–as for the […]

Opera in the Park

We listened to a rehearsal of Pagliacci and Carmina Burana in Director Park downtown. The music was delightful, and I got some people sketching in too.  Although I am much more comfortable sketching backs of heads, I ventured to try some ‘fronts’ this time as well.

Portrait of My Mom

Drawing MethodsI was inspired way back in January by a post in Jennifer Lawson’s blog to try doing a sketch of my Mom using the upside-down method. The photo of her that I used was taken at college around 1945. In the upside down method, both the reference photo and the sketch itself is upside […]

More Backs of Heads

I know sketches of backs of heads are not that interesting, but when you are in a crowd listening to lectures at a professional workshop, you can’t really turn around to sketch peoples faces. Oh I know, I could have sketched the speakers faces but to be honest, I wasn’t brave enough to try since […]