February 26, 2011

New sketch book

Well, not really new. Came across this sketchbook in the basement, can't remember when I bought it. Both my other 2 sketch books are full, so I have a new small sketch book... small, being just 4.5" x 4.5", its small enought to fit in my purse or pocket.

On Thursday before going to work, stopped at Starbucks for coffee and had enough time for a sketch of Richmond and Dundas Street corner. Its very busy there at that time of day, so I really should have put some people in drawing. Next time.


February 21, 2011

Detroit Skyline

I am still fascinated with historic buildings. Stepping back from the streetscape gives the city skyline view. Here we have the Detroit Skyline in ink and graphite. The photo reference for this was taken back in August on a trip to Art Gallery of Windsor. Of course, I prefer historic, older buildings, so I have excluded the section with the Renaissance Center. I have read that Detroit has one of the nation's largest surviving collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings in it's downtown.

February 13, 2011

Talbot & King Sketch

Thursday morning before I went to work, I met Susan Garrington for some location sketching, downtown on second floor of the Covant Garden Market.... Too cold to be outside sketching! This is the building, across the street at the corner of Talbot and King Street. I love drawing architecture and there are so many great buildings in downtown London. I roughly sketched the building, went to work and was busy for couple of days, then finally added some colour Sunday morning, so I was really guessing about colour. Next time I plan to have my watercolours with me.

February 8, 2011

Figure Drawing

Couple of sketches from Monday night session of figure drawing at The ARTS Project. Loved the model, great poses.