Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wyeth study

Placing oneself in one's shoes, one's
hand and one's memories.

A wonderful morning studying Andrew Wyeth.

on the road

Drawing upon memory; reaching back 50 years.
Textured road, futures unknown.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Waterfront in Seattle

A remarkable view on a vast waterfront in Seattle.
The drawing was thought through not unlike how one may prepare a watercolor.
In fact, this study was essential for a next step; watercolor coming soon!


Alleyways offer so much to the observer....too much!
Editing is an important part of the process, while trying to
represent spatial depth through perspective.

Again, foreground, middle-ground and background
comes into play. I find placing human scale in early
in the process helps create the understanding of space early.

True horizontal and vertical also helped in representing this dynamic view.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

St. Ignatius Chapel, Seattle

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'
(Charles Schulz)

Nothing new here.
Lately, warming up with many investigatory sketches before one truly begins to depict/evoke an illustration.

My recent instruction from a fellow artist:
Maria Coryell-Martin stated it takes one (a master) to create 10,000 drawings before one has the potential call oneself a 'master'.

I began on one side of the building and then worked my way around to the other (non-sunny) side.
Success, maybe.
Great subject.
Good Architect: Stephen Holl