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.
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.
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.
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.