Friday, January 28, 2011

Completed-- my USk folding Moleskine!

It took long enough (3 months) but I finally filled my Urban Sketchers folding Moleskine with San Antonio.  This will be a long post, since I'm gonna put every spread in here.  It's actually four separate panos, all of which I drew on site in downtown San Antonio. The first is a 180 degree sketch of Houston Street just north of Alamo Plaza. The second pano is of Navarro Street and the Nix Hospital. The third is on Commerce Street and features the Aztec Theater. The fourth pano is only 90 degrees (I ran out of room) and was done in front of the old San Antonio Courthouse.  They are all stitched together by means of a transitional device I borrowed from Urban Sketcher Pete Scully--  a light pole or street sign is used as a divider between panoramas, and fortunately I was able to use what was already there.  

First, the assembled panorama:
complete sketchbook, 4 San Antonio panoramas

Then split into 3 equal parts for easier digestion:
complete panorama in 3 parts

And each spread in order:
panorama final 01

panorama final 02

panorama final 03

panorama final 04

panorama final 05

panorama final 06

panorama final 07

panorama final 08

panorama final 09

panorama final 10

panorama final 11

panorama final 12

panorama final 13

All in all, the whole thing is 10 feet 8 inches long.  Here's a little video.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Strathmore Updates

Here's a few more I've done recently and hadn't posted yet.  I'm working my way up to some larger drawings.  I just acquired a really big drawing board and a big Bristol pad, so I may have to venture out with some big gear in the next few weeks.

buildings near sunset station, san antonio, tx

houston street panorama, san antonio, TX

majestic theater entrance, houston street, san antonio, TX

mission concepcion, san antonio, tx

municipal plaza building, san antonio, tx

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LONG overdue moleskine update part 3

Apologies for the long absence.  I've been sickly and I was out of town, etc. but no excuses-- I flaked. 
So here are some pictures.  To keep things from being overhwelming and to keep the most recent stuff nearer to the top of the page I'm breaking this update up into 3 parts.  Here's part 3:


pine ave and seaside way, long beach, CA


long beach hyatt, long beach, CA


hotel room in willcox, az


sketches at the LA County Museum of Art


dolores restaurant santa monica blvd, los angeles, CA


long beach skyline and harbor, long beach, CA


griffith observatory, los angeles, CA


first and last drawing of my keys


at gourmet burger grill in san antonio


There you have it.  Now we're up to speed.  Only a few more things to post and I'll be totally caught up.  

LONG overdue moleskine update part 2

Apologies for the long absence.  I've been sickly and I was out of town, etc. but no excuses-- I flaked. 
So here are some pictures.  To keep things from being overhwelming and to keep the most recent stuff nearer to the top of the page I'm breaking this update up into 3 parts.


houston and losoya st


backroom at work 02


abbreviated leaf and bean sketch


bexar county courthouse


at vianna's house


new year's day at mark and mary's


at linda's mom's house


kci tower from the lowe's parking lot


east commerce at sycamore



LONG overdue moleskine update part 1

Apologies for the long absence.  I've been sickly and I was out of town, etc. but no excuses-- I flaked.
So here are some pictures.  To keep things from being overhwelming and to keep the most recent stuff nearer to the top of the page I'm breaking this update up into 3 parts.

inside jimmy johns

above the riverwalk

condiments at winslow' s

jean's living room

magnolia pancake house

cart at work

law firm house

navarro and travis