Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sketching in the heat

On a 90+ degree day, after walking around over a mile through downtown Denver looking for a place to sketch, I decided (wisely) to go indoors and get an iced coffee.  And whaddya know, there was this view.

Starbucks 16th St. Mall


  1. Nice view! I like the diagonal lines in the tiles beneath the stairs.

  2. Okay, this is killing me. I've been reading this blog for a couple months and now I need to ask the questions I'm sure you get, like, every time you post: how long did it take you to finish this drawing? Did you first sketch with pencil or do you do everything in pen? How do you fix mistakes?

    Great job, BTW.

    1. Hi Kate! Good questions. This one took me about 3 hours from start to finish. On these longer ones I do sketch in pencil first, mostly rough guidelines to show me where everything is when I go in with pen. As far as mistakes go, I can't fix them, so they're just in there. The diagonal floor tiles below the stairs and some of the lines in the "drum" shape on top of the building are wonky, but I can live with it.

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