Sketching Momentum

I am trying to build momentum with my sketching again. Here is one from Friday of an apartment outcropping drawn during lunch with a Pentel brush pen.

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And here is one from tonight of my dog waiting for my kids to move away so she could snag some carrots. I used to have a rabbit who convinced my dog to love vegetables.

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Back to watercolors soon. Thanks for reading.

Lunch Sketch

I haven’t been able to work on the Old San Juan painting since last week–too much going on and too tired in the evenings–but I am still trying to fit in some sketches where I can. Here’s one I did in my Moleskine Volant while eating a late lunch at work in Monday. It was a beautiful day and a lot of people were eating outside. By the time I could eat, most of them had gone back to their desks, so I could only get one person in this sketch. Still, it was a peaceful interlude in a busy day that started a very busy week.

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Can a Chop Saw Be Cute?

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If it’s drawn this small it can be.

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We have done a lot of building projects over the years, and this cheap no-frills chop saw has been involved in pretty much every one. It has even been in high demand by friends and family. My wife is in the midst of a project now, so I sketched the saw today while the kids were playing (inside, not outside near the saw). Not a top of the line chop saw by any means, but it cuts wood, and I have a fondness for it.

As an aside, my 4 year old daughter recently told me that we should build a toy train that we can ride on. She meant it o be a one day project. She said, “We can get the saws out–but don’t worry, you can cut the wood, I will just watch–and the hammers, and build it right up, and then we can put a rope on the front so you can pull it and all our friends can ride it.” She’s learning early that she can build anything, just like her mom. She even told me one day we can make an iPad and put a story inside it.

The sketch above was done with a Lamy Safari medium nib and Noodler’s bulletproof black ink on a Stillman & Birn Alpha series book. It’s been nice drawing with the Safari to paint over. Much better than with felt tip pens. I am glad I finally ordered the bulletproof ink.

Thanks for reading.