On sketching

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…

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…

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…

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…

My handbook on Architecture sketching isn’t out until Oct. 15, but here’s a look at an early copy I received from the nice folks at Quarry Books. I…

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…

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…

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