Monday, July 27, 2009

da vinci

investigative, design drawing

Sunday, July 26, 2009

lopez landscape

An attempt to describe form, not content.
Sky, water, trees, rocks, sand and light!
Awareness is key.

barn and it's value

barn and it's value:

value study in pencil, then in watercolor value;
helpful tool.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Painting vs. Sketching

Painting vs. Sketching:

A four day workshop on Lopez Island and painting every day was an incredible experience. Switching gears from line to shape, from content
to form, learning value and local colors. Whew!

All about connecting, not about controlling.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Inspiring Creativity: 9 Tips to Be More Creative

Inspiring Creativity: 9 Tips to Be More Creative

1: Get Out There: Creativity is fueled by experiences, sights, sounds and smells.
2: Create a Ritual: Maintain a certain pattern to the day, work with a fresh mind and spirit.
3) Put it to Bed: Jot down notes every night before bed.
4) Divide and Conquer :Have a box labeled for each different project.
5) A Place for Everything: Keep a different sketchbook for different topics and ideas.
6) Keep it Handy: Throw these sketchbooks all over the place.
7) Sharpen Your Focus: Heightening a sense of awareness by narrowing my focus on one thing.
8) Change it Up: Doing things differently helps.
9) Practice, Practice, Practice: Creativity is like a muscle that you need to flex regularly.

notes from

Monday, July 13, 2009

drawing classes beginning in September 2009

drawing classes beginning in September 2009

Clarence Wong

Ballard/Shilshole Ave.
by Clarence Wong

Great work Clarence!
Incredible: beautiful and sensitive depiction of industrial forms.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

drawing as instruction

drawing as instruction:

structure, position, station point:
diagram first, create form then content/details

Monday, July 6, 2009

Seattle's 'working' waterfront

An excellent viewpoint for viewing Seattle's 'working' waterfront.
Subtle tones, creative edges, dynamic items within compositional view.

Francesca Lohmann

Cheers Francesca!

Imaginative views with mixed media.

City Hall interior

Interior view: City Hall

Thank you again, Bill.

Bill Hook

Thank you Bill Hook!

One of our City Sketchers participants

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