Monday, November 22, 2010

A few more from the Strathmore sketch pad

I filled my old 8" x 10" Strathmore drawing pad, so I got another one.  I like the scale because it fits perfectly in my small mapcase bag.  


First, the Commerce Building from my last Strathmore.  No idea why I didn't post this already, seeing as how I posted it on Urban Sketchers 3 weeks ago.
commerce building, san antonio, texas

This is a detail of the facade of the south side of the AT&T Building.  The east side has by far the most detail, but little in the way of shade to sketch from.  It's also a little bit intimidating.  The south side seemed more manageable. 
at&t building facade

Linda and I drove out to Fredericksburg for a day last week and I got this sketch done of the weird but cool 
Admiral Nimitz Museum on main street.  
nimitz museum
There are a whole bunch of other cool buildings there I'd like to sketch at some point, but its difficult because the streets have diagonal pull-in parking, so there are no big gaps between cars to sketch the other side of the street.  Many of the benches there also have this new "face away from the street" urban-planning disease that I've noticed in many urban districts lately.  I suppose since they have no mass transit, there's no need for benches to face out away from the businesses.  Oh, well.

5 comments:

  1. Seriously amazing! Such detail!!!

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  2. So good to see black and white used so well. Truly excellent work, will be keeping an eye out for your next piece.I'm very envious!

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  3. I truly envy your sketches! I can't seem to manage the discipline to draw with this detail. Do you make them straight in ink?

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  4. These sketches are incredible, I'm glad I've found your blog.
    Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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