Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Hopefully when I go back next week for the holiday, there will be nice weather to go and sketch some spots. I have several in mind, including one in Perryopolis in particular.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
But, it's still a great piece of public art. I didn't have time before it rained to do the fence that surrrounds it that has words like "Contradiction" and such.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This was my second attempt at the Powerhouse. It's such an interesting building that I could draw it many times from many different angles. It was a beautiful day out when I drew this, and I actually enjoyed the sun. Usually, I constantly seek shade when I'm out drawing.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
In the historic Colonial Marketplace, it almost feels as if the shop is set on a stage. While we were there, we met Bobby C and his partner, Cosmo. We also met, Chris, a security guard at the Marketbplace, though he'd said that he worked in the Key Bank building.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
You can click on the image above to enlarge it to read all of the writing. I hadn't planned to write that much, but a security guard for Quicken Loans arena had stopped by, and we'd talked for a while.
Not sure if you can see them, but there are 4 very tiny workers tearing down the banner. The proportion is about right, because yes, the banner is THAT big. I believe that it's 10 stories tall.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
For the last couple of years, I've been reading a lot about the American food system. My belief is that the entire system from farmer to consumer is broken (and, yes, I believe that the consumer is broken too). The thing that really amazes me is that even though I know so much about what is "good" and "bad" in the realm of food; I continue to make "bad" decisions when deciding what to eat. Why is that? Why do we do that? Why is most of our supermarkets full of unhealthy food choices? Why is it that you go to a drug store to get things to help your health, yet they offer the worst possible food choices avaible? Shouldn't a drug store offer healthy alternatives? Or, do they have a vested interest in us being unhealthy?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Did this after getting bothered by the tiny red bugs over near Hornblowers. I didn't worry about bugs here, but I did worry about a seagull dumping on me and some sunburn. Neither happened. There was a nice breeze, but the sun was pretty unrelenting.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I finally moved closer to the steamer to do the color, and there seemed to be much less bugs there. While I was drawing there, the new owner of the steamer stopped by. He told me about how they were doing renovations for their software company there. Then, Lolly the Trolley came by, and I didn't immediately realize, but they had stopped the tour to see what I was doing.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I did the other one later, when I couldn't stay home a second longer due to how hot my apartment was. Yet again, they turned off the a/c! My apartment gets very hot because the sun beats on me from about 3pm until the sun goes down in the evening. So, I went back to the gardens to enjoy the nice breeze outside that wasn't coming in through my windows.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Shortly after I'd started, a guy came out of the house and came over. He was very happy to see that I was drawing his house, because he'd thought the house next door was "nicer." It wasn't to me, the one next to it was pretty boring. I told him, "But your house is purple!" He said that his daughter likes to sketch, and he might bring her over. He did, and she said something like, "That doesn't look like our house." Her father tried to make nice by saying something like, oh, it sure does, look at that, it looks just like it. Oh, well, remember? I said, "Everyone's a critic."
The nice thing was, as I'd went to move on, his daughter was in their yard holding a sketchbook which was very nice.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I still call it Jacobs Field. I think it's an Ohio thing, where no matter how many times people rename something, they continue to call it by the original name. I also still call the arena "The Gund."
Second, this was an odd angle for drawing the baseball stadium, but it's what I could see from the shade. The overhang above the seats was the hardest to get the angle right, but that's the part that worked out the best, in my opinion.
Not many people were around here early Sunday morning, so it was nice and quiet for drawing.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I stumbled upon this church when I was leaving Tremont a couple of weeks ago. I loved the church with the statue of St. Andew Kim in front. Sadly, I had difficulty with the statue and the first attempt looked like he was giving passerbys the thumbs up (like the Jesus from the movie "Dogma").
I apologize to anyone who can read Korean, because I did my best at copying the characters from their sign.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Euclid Beach Park is something that is always fondly spoken of by people who had a chance to go there. I imagine that it was like how Kennywood had started, which is the park that I'd enjoyed as a child and teen growing up in PA. But, sadly, Euclid Beach Park didn't last past the 1960s, and this is the last remaining piece of the park. It's been restored (I think more than once), and it's being watched now by security cameras.
I had a great aunt that had lived in Euclid, in fact, I may still have a relative living there from my mother's side. My great aunt was single, worked for TRW for a very long time. When my mother's last aunt passed away, my mother sent me her TRW service awards (a couple of pins, a bracelet, and for some reason--a giant magnet). I never met her, but I do feel a kinship to her. She sounds as if she were very fiesty and independent. I have to imagine that since she had lived in Euclid, she'd spent some lovely summer days at Euclid Beach Park.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I hope if you live in Cleveland that you spent last Saturday afternoon down at the 1st annual Cleveland Asian Festival. The food, performances, shops, games, everything was great. Even the parking was pretty effortless, as most people parked within 2 blocks of the festival, and most parked for free. Even the rain didn't dampen the great afternoon.
We had arrived right in the middle of the lion dance demonstration, but was able to find a standing spot right next to the stage where we could see one of the lions perfectly. They were so playful and charming and funny. Though, I caught a piece of candy in the face, because I didn't expect them to start spitting candy and the first lauch was in our direction. They also launched oranges and one shredded a head of lettuce in its mouth and flung the shreds at the crowd.
If you didn't go this year, make sure to watch out for next year's!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I did this one while waiting for a friend to get off from work at 7pm. It's not perfect, by far, but the colors are nice. The problem that I'd had was that this was my new sketchbook, which has different paper that my old one. For some reason, when I use Tombow marker for color, I can't go over it with Micron pen. Then, I had a Pitt brush pen, which I mistakenly decided to use for the vines.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I'll do it some other time. Not now. I'd thought.
If you want to draw something, don't wait.