Watercolor Fun

Also started painting more, taping “practice” watercolor paper onto a clipboard, then playing with wet washes and drawing what I find in the dried paint…

Other times, drew out things in pen-and-ink, then laid in washes after that…

Turns out, drawing and painting are very separate tasks and yet so symbiotic, each depending on the other to enhance its best qualities…

Some pages got divvied up into quadrants,  so I painted out small thumbnails of things I passed on my daily walks through San Francisco.

Mostly, it’s just nice to capture a moment, to lock in the feeling that caused my hand to reach for the pen.



From Another Sketchbook

These are mostly watercolor pencil or plain watercolor in an old inexpensive sketchbook.  That it’s old and inexpensive gives me the freedom to try new things and make mistakes, which I do a lot!  Click an image to enlarge.


October Moleskine Sketches

Did a lot of drawing this month.  Something kicked into gear.

Right after spending six weeks posting all my past work to Instagram, I got a new sense of purpose.

I realized that, without even having intended to, I’ve committed myself to this form of self expression.  And you know what?  I love it.

Here’s most of what I sketched this month in the Moleskine.  Click on each for a larger view.


September Sketches

Sketched quite a bit this month while also loading earlier drawings onto Instagram.  Though drawing only two years now, I can’t believe how much stuff I’ve produced, how many different types of sketches.   Here’s some of what I did this month:

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I’m feeling the itch to start painting again with watercolors.  Maybe, later this year, once it starts getting dark and cold, it’ll be a good time to experiment with paints and papers.  Here’s more from September:

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