New York

I recently took a very quick trip to New York City to see art & sketch. I attended the John Singer Sargent show at the Brooklyn Museum, and learned a thing or two about value and color from his examples. While I didn't try to sketch his pieces, I did sketch from other objects at the museum... The following day I met up with the New York urb…

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Dr. Sketchy - Oscars Night

The last Dr. Sketchy session happened to fall on Oscars Night, and Dr. Sketchy celebrated with a model glammed up Audrey Hepburn style. I have now finished up that Strathmore toned paper sketchbook. Thinking back to the first few pages, I had a hard time transitioning to working on a toned base since I was so used to working with watercolor... but …

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Sketching the Lady

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While planning a trip to the Bay Area recently, I noticed the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain would be in town the exact weekend of my visit.  Ever since experiencing a 3-hour "battle sail" on board the Lady Washington almost six years ago (some photos here), I'd been wanting to sketch under sail - this was finally my chance!  I bo…

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Portland Art Museum - The Body Beautiful & Bacchanal Ballroom

Not too long ago, I joined fantastic local comics artist Lucy Bellwood for sketching at the Portland Art Museum. The current exhibit features body-focused Greek statues and ceramics. Tonight I attended the museum's dance party event associated with this exhibit: Bacchanal Ballroom. The evening started off with dancers posing in costum…

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Dr. Sketchy & PDXYAR

Had a great time at Dr. Sketchy once again, this time with the awesome visiting urban sketcher Pete Scully as well as a few of the Portland urban sketchers. I could draw PDXYAR all day every day - they did a great job hitting fun poses in great costumes, and held some difficult poses for long beyond the call of duty. Thanks to all involved! …

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