Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

signs of Spring


Blooming Spanish dagger yucca. With the days growing longer, signs of springtime are beginning to show.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

old news


I noticed a pay phone recently. With cellphones and the internet, these modes of communication are slow. I would miss them if they disappeared forever.

Monday, February 23, 2009

flight


The large moleskine sketchbook has been evolving into a place for more imaginary and whimsical ideas and art. The small moleskine is still perfect for location sketching. I love doing both.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

farmer's market


Baby carrots. With a fresh, slightly earthy taste, they are delicious! Brush pen and color pencils.

upstairs, downstairs


A sketch from a parking garage. It was a bit boring, so I took the liberty of enhancing the contrast of opposites.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

downtown Atlanta


The fire escape with the broken step caught my attention on this sketch. The wall is rusted old brick, a nice contrast with the clean stone walls and newer buildings in the background. International Boulevarde, near the Peachtree Westin Hotel, Atlanta.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Airstreams and oars


Doesn't it make you wonder what the story is when you see a boat parked on top of a mountain, or deep in the woods, or in the middle of a desert?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

drawing with a fever


This isn't anyone in particular, but it's how my head feels. The past 3 days have been sleep, sketch, stare at the tv, sketch, sleep, stare. sniffle.

Happy Valentine's Day


A simple sketch. I have a cold or the flu or something. This started out with serious intentions, but quickly wilted in enthusiasm. Time for a nap now.

Friday, February 13, 2009

a travel day


downtown Atlanta


A quick sketch from Centennial Park in downtown Altanta. I chose a park bench close to a couple of bicycle cops. After they moved on, the beggars moved in. One guy offered to walk with me to the homeless shelter for the night. When I told him I had a place to stay, he asked for 5 bucks. He wouldn't leave, so I called it quits.

the bowels of a convention center


I sketched bits of the loading dock area of the Atlanta World Congress Center. This is the final compilation.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

backstage


I just finished a corporate conference gig at the Atlanta World Congress Center. This was my view backstage.

downtown Atlanta


View from the Sheraton Hotel's front entrance. I sketched this before dawn last Sunday morning. It was one of those moments of solitude where it seems as if you are the only person in the world who is not asleep. It was cold out there.

circular stairway


Atlanta World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B. This was too wonderful to pass up without a sketch.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

zinnias


Being a fan of the Faber-Castell PITT artist pens, I made the investment of the "shades of grey" brush pens.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

gumball machine



This one caught me off guard, it was more complex than I thought it would be. Didn't have much time today, so it's a bit rushed.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kip's Big Boy, all grown up now


Big Boy ditched the hair products, now he's working at an all-nite diner on the lower east side. The 11 to 7 am shift. I don't know where this came from. A reality break maybe.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Muhly grass


The past few days I've switched from professional artist to professional gardener. Career diversity is important these days. I sketched this patch of dead muhly grass before their mid-winter cutting. I just love these tall, whispy grasses.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

livestock show


The Future Farmers of America livestock show, San Marcos, Texas. These kids do a great job of raising animals. I was especially intrigued with the goats with coats.