#34 – Signs…

During a visit to Santa Monica, where parking is hard to find, I saw this sign. I’m still not sure if I could actually park there or not. I played it safe, and I moved on.



#32 – At the Library

As a former school librarian I always visit libraries wherever I go. This is the outside patio at the beautiful library in Santa Monica. This time, the patio umbrella looks a bit more realistic.

I made a conscious decision to post all my sketches. I’m certainly not under any delusions that the are all worth posting, but I’m hoping that as time goes on, I will see progress. I began my first art journal and my first serious try at drawing in January, 2014. Please bear with me…


#31- Waiting…

Well, I finally got brave and went straight to paper with ink instead of drawing first with pencil. I had a short period of time, maybe 20 minutes, and did the original sketch while waiting for my car at the car wash. I rushed through the umbrella, and didn’t really “see” it, because it came out all wonky. So, I came home, and added a few details, and tried to camouflage my errors. There are still plenty, but “Done is better than perfect.”


#30 – Brrr…

My cousin lives in Pennsylvania. He detests cold weather and texted a picture of the road on his way to work. The message he sent with it cannot be repeated here, but suffice it to say, he has had enough snow.

Now, I’m a native Southern Californian, and I actually thought the photo was pretty, so I decided to try and draw it. I’m sure my cousin will NOT be impressed.

I used .005 micron pens and watercolor in this sketch.


#29 – One Of My Dogs

Until I got my little puppies two years ago, I had only had big dogs. So, I was really surprised to discover that one of them found his favorite resting spot on the back cushion of the sofa, just like a cat. He loves to jump up there, get comfy, and let the sun shine on him in the afternoon.

I wasn’t sure how to go about drawing and coloring a black dog with any kind of detail, but I gave it a try anyway. Does anyone have any suggestions?