On sketching

I often hesitate to use watercolor outdoors when the weather is cold —the washes take too long to dry. But the late afternoon scene by…

If you aim to make ink sketches with a certain degree of accuracy, it helps to block out the composition in light pencil first. I…

I recently redrew one of my pocket sketchbook drawings to illustrate one of my Seattle Times posts.

What type of pen do you use to sketch? It’s a common question among artists and drawing enthusiasts. If you follow my work, you may…

I rarely sketch the same subject twice, let alone three times, over a short period of time. But that’s what happened recently when I drew…

Miroslav Sasek, a Czech-born artist, was trained as an architect and made a career in children’s literature with books that depict city life around the…

I have a bunch of old Life magazines at home that I’ve been browsing recently in search of inspiration. Whenever I find work that catches…

I first heard of a “sinking ship” building in reference to a Seattle parking garage built on a sloping street near the iconic Smith Tower….

I hardly came up with an original name for my sketching journal. A reader who recently travelled to Melbourne emailed me a photo of a…

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