Monday, August 31, 2015

August Sketch Outing

Went out with my sketching group on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to sketch Franklin Castle on the near west side of Cleveland.  After a quick sketch on that location, I walked down a few blocks to a house I saw on a corner with giant sunflowers.  This was a nice and quiet location with some decent shade.  Although there were threats of rain and thunderstorms, during our outing we were pretty rain free.  It had only started to sprinkle as we were all packing up.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Gypsy Bean

Wow, it has been a very long time since I've posted on here, so I got some catching up to do.  Here's a sketch I did a couple of weeks back when I met a sketching buddy on Detroit Ave at a coffee shop to sketch.  It was threatening to rain, so we sketched inside.  Of course, it never actually rained until we were heading home. Well, that's what happens with sketching, right?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Playhouse Square and Chandelier

This is from the sketch outing of the Urban Sketchers Cleveland this past June.  Never got around to posting them.  I was happy to get 2 sketches done, that's more than I usually get accomplished in the time we're there.  It was a great showing of sketchers, several new ones.

The chandelier was installed this year over the intersection of Euclid Ave and East 14th.  It's really big, and a lot of people showed up the night of the first light up.  It's really stricking, and the buildings around there are very detailed and historic.  I think that's why so many people showed up to sketch that day. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Charlie's Restaurant

This was one of the busiest areas that I've ever sketched.  Though, just cars.  Only one person passed me while I was drawing, and he offered to get me a drink.  It took a little longer to draw, just because there were times when there was enough traffic blocking my view when the lights would change.

I've been wanting to draw this little place for a long time.  It's in the corner of a shopping strip parking lot, facing the street, it's back to the parking lot.  I just love how half of it looks like a dog house and has two howling dogs painted on it.

It's one of those places that I couldn't get any other sketchers to join me at, so I went myself this morning. 

I'm going to run out of days where it's comfortable to sketch soon.  Today, it wasn't cold, but I did have to wear a serious coat.  You know the winter weather is coming, look at the ad I drew for a coat that is "like a down jacket, but stronger." 

The rear end of a red car you see, that's mine.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Latest Outings

Top sketch was done from the overlook on Abby Road near Sokolowski's.

The bottom one was done from the parking lot at Merwin's Wharf along the river.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Park Guell Barcelona

Park Guell was my most favorite place in Barcelona.  I could have stayed there all day, maybe even two days.  So much to see, so much color.  It was so way ahead of its time, too.  The big open area actually collected water and filtered it through sand.  I can't imagine how much time it had taken to install all of the mosaic tiles in the park.  I wonder if anyone had ever counted them?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fiverr projects

I've been doing sketches of people's house on to keep my sketching going over the winter.  Here are a couple that I've done so far.

If you'd like a house sketch, you can go here:  My Fiverr Site

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Tremont House

Here's another house within walking distance of where I live.  I really like how the siding is vertical, nice and different from most houses around here. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Clover Avenue

The tan house on the left is where I live, and the green house on the right is another house on the street.  This is a short street, and it'd be great to sketch them all, but so many of them are almost completely obstructed by trees.  That's a good thing, usually, unless you want to get a good sketch of it from across the street.