Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lamar Pedestrian Bridge

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An experiment in watercolor.  I first roughly blocked in colors in watercolor until I filled the entire page.  I then began filling in details with my micron.  I really like the resulting image and I look forward to experimenting more with this technique.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Texas Capital

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Throughout this sketching experience so far, nothing has challenged me as much as the Capital did last Monday.  It was the first time that I had to face perspective head on and I realized that it wasn't what I liked to do.

This was my first sketch of the warm up.  I gave myself a short amount of time and was actually very pleased with the results.  What ensued after was a careful study of perspective that didn't get completed because of lack of time.

Friday, November 12, 2010

McKinney Roughs

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The weekend of Halloween I had the pleasure to study under a brilliant calligrapher, Ewan Clayton.  He was the same instructor that I studied with at Conference in Boston this past summer.  The first 2 days were held at the LCRA McKinney Roughs where I sketched this view during lunch.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Black Swan

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During the film festival a couple of weeks ago, I had the privileged to go to the premiere of Black Swan.  It was a fantastic movie and I highly recommend it.

It played at the Paramount theater down on Congress and right before the movie started I quickly sketched the amazing chandelier that hung right in front of me.

What a wonderful place to see a movie...I felt just as if I had stepped back in time.  Into old Austin.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


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Blind contour sketch of feathers done in Sharon's studio.  A wonderful exercise that yields terrific results.