Journal

This morning I joined my fearless trail-running buddies Ben and Ahmed for a power hike and trail-run to legendary Mailbox Peak near North Bend. It…

Hoping for a colorful mountain scene during this morning’s trail run with Ben and Ahmed, I decided to carry my iPad in my backpack. Unfortunately,…

Earlier in my urban sketching years, I thought I had discovered the holy grail when I saw people drawing with fountain pens. That’s how it’s…

Here are a couple of sketches I made at IKEA using a Wacom Stylus and the Procreate Pocket app on my iPhone. I took license…

If athletes have to go to they gym to keep in shape, artists must always be drawing the human figure from life

In this day and age of high-tech, instant tweets and Facebook posts, does sharing sketches live matter? Last night, I typed this post from the…

How do you call a sketch of something that is already a drawing or a painting? A meta sketch? If so, I did some meta-sketching…

The way I see it, being an urban sketcher isn’t merely about drawing cities, big or small, urban or rural, with a pen or with…

Reading Goya’s biography by Robert Hughes, I came across this exceptional black chalk drawing by the Spanish painter.  Goya made the drawing not long before…

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