Sunday, August 22, 2010

Politician: A Toy

I used to pass this all of the time on Chester Ave when it was further out of downtown, but now it's all the way down by CSU's campus. The mouth still moves constantly, but the wheels no longer move (which is good, because I really wrecked the wheels on this sketch).

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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cleveland From Wendy Park

Went to Wendy Park with Tabitha early this afternoon to draw. It was such a beautiful day, not hot at all, but very sunny with a pleasant breeze. Several people stopped to talk to us while we were sketching, including a woman who comes into my art supply store. Her and her friend were scouting out locations to paint next time they're there (they were painting closer to the lake while we were drawing close to the river). We also met what is quite possibly the nicest pit bull on the planet. We didn't catch his name, but he greeted us as if we were his best friends, and his owner said that Wendy Park is his favorite place, no matter how hot or cold it is. We petted the dog for a while, and he did a lot of licking of Tabitha's legs. Because she enjoyed the evening so well, she left this little gift for people who came along after us.

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

Tomato Plant

Not what you'd expected when you saw the title "Tomato Plant?" Yeah, sorry about that. Further sorry about the horrible pun.
This is another in my food politics series. Can you also tell that I'd read a book about tomatoes? Also, even if you've never eaten in a Mcdonalds' or planned to eat at one, they control a lot of the tomato market by requiring large pericarp (the fleshy inside) and small seed pockets (locule) to ensure the sliceability of a tomato. They also control the size, demanding tomatoes as big as their hamburgers. This also depicts the use of nanotechnology, ethylene, and wax.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another One from Cedar-Fairmount

Another sketch from the Cedar-Fairmount sketchcrawl. This is one of the Alcazar Hotel at the corner of Surrey and Derbyshire Roads.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cedar Fairmount

Yesterday was Worldwide Sketchcrawl day #28. We went around the Cedar-Fairmount historic district to draw. There was a couple of big drops of rain that fell in the morning, but nothing significant. Some people never even went for cover.
This house is at the end of Fairmount, right before it merges onto Cedar, and it is terrible hard to draw. It has a thousand angles and it actually curves in the back. This was my 2nd attempt at drawing it.