Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Madison Ave House

It's been a very long time since I'd uploaded anything on here.  I have been doing some sketches off and on over the years. 

This is my latest sketch of a house out on Madison Ave.  As you can see, I'm starting to experiment more with layout and lettering. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Sweet Moses

Went early this morning before there would be a lot of cars parked along Detroit Avenue that would block my view.  Also, to avoid temptation from the incredible ice cream inside Sweet Moses.

Sweet Moses has been open about 5 years at this point.  I've gone several times, and each time it was a fond memory because of the food and the friends.  One of the first visits I'd made was with my sketching buddies after we'd sketched the Garden Walk on Clinton.  We all got ice cream cones and sat outside eating. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

International Children's Theater Festival and ANTS

Playhouse Square hosted the International Children's Theater Festival on Mothere's Day where they had plenty of activities for families.  It was our second sketch outing for the spring, and luckily, both days we'd scored beautiful weather, just a slight chill in the breeze. 

The Ants performed the top of the hour, moving breadcrumbs.  They little kids had to figure out how to help the Ants move the crumbs and how to set them up.  The Ants never spoke, and just made clicking noises.  One of the other sketchers noticed that the people in the costumes must have really studied ants, because they moved their heads in a manner that made them very convincing. 

It was good to get out with the sketchers for a good sunny day and catch some sun.  It was the first time we actually needed sunscreen.  And, people laugh, but my car always has a snow shovel and sunscreen in it.  Because, well, you never know!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Women's International Air & Space Museum

Joined the sketchers at the International Women's Air & Space Museum on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  First sketch outing I'd made it to in a very long time.  (Sadly, since August last year).  This is located at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.

This was a great location with some airplanes inside and outside on the airfield to sketch, statutes, flight outfits, and even space food (space macaroni and cheese was probably the least appetizing food I'd ever seen in my life).

Definitely planning on making a lot more outings this year.  I just have to work at planning my time well.

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.