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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Sketching and People Watching at the Jiffy Lube

Sketching at the Jiffy Lube, ballpoint and tombow N95 in Moleskine, 3/28/09 I had to get my oil changed and it is usually the busiest on Saturday mornings because that it when a lot of people have spare time to take care of mundane things (like oil changes). They told me it was going to […]

A Quick SP

Self Portrait, graphite in sketchbook, 3/26/09 When you sit for an hour and a half in front of somebody, he or she shows about twenty faces. And so it’s this crazy chase of, Which face? Which one is the one? -Francesco Clemente In this case, it was my own face I was drawing. The quote […]

The Best Way Out is Through

“Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. Then lay siege to it: Erect siege works against it, build a ramp up to it, set up camps against it and put battering rams around it. Then take an iron pan, place […]

All I Can Manage to Say

Red Pepper Study #1, colored pencil in sketchbook, 3/21/09 I am starting to wonder why I bother with my art at all. Everything seems mostly pointless these days and nothing seems to matter anymore. I only do it because I don’t know what I would do with myself otherwise, and because I’ve invested quite a […]

Other People’s Saturday Afternoons

Sketching at Panera, sepia Pitt pen and pencil in moleskine, 3/21/09 I went to Panera Bread and sat in the corner, near the entrance. I was actually quite a bold move, as there was a window behind me and quite a lot of people stopped to observe. I got a few approving glances and smiles […]

Grown Up Girls Eat Produce

Green Pepper, colored pencil in sketchbook, 3/15/2009 No, I am not posting this because it is St Patrick’s Day and I was looking for something green to fit in with the theme. In fact, this is one of my least favorite holidays of the entire year. I dislike it because it is all about drinking […]

Man #9, Distinguished Man with Glasses

Man With Glasses (#9), graphite in sketchbook, 3/10/2009 I made this early on in the week before developing a massive headache that has rendered me unable to work. To top it off, I am also anxious about other things which has taken away my desire to work. This has been one of the most unproductive […]

Sketching the Pups

The Pups, sepia Pitt pen in moleskine, 3/8/09 I was at my parent’s house this past Sunday and I made some sketches of the puppies. I was in the mood for a challenge and for some reason I always have a hard time finding a good subject to sketch when at my parent’s house. Katie […]

Man #8

Man with Blank Stare (#8), graphite in sketchbook, March 2009 I haven’t stopped my series; I was just taking a necessary break. In the photo, he looked quite handsome. Early on when drawing this, it was apparent that my picture would not be like that. I do admit, I was a bit heavy handed when […]

Inking when Exhausted

Socks, sepia Pitt pens in sketchbook, 1/29/09 I made this sketch about a month ago after a particularly yucky drive home from work in winter mix. I was reminded of it today because it snowed and I drove in it again. On another note, I have started doing morning pages again. I have read The […]