Monday, April 25, 2011

Eaton Canyon

I think this is the first time I didn't feel completely overwhelmed by all the detail in rocks and trees. I tried simplifying everything. It helped to draw details in clumps, as well as leaving some stuff out altogether.
It was a beautiful hike and totally worth the knee pain. =P












Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sketchcrawl

I wanted to join the L.A. Sketchcrawl group at the zoo, but we were daunted by the amount of time and complicated instructions Google Maps told us. Instead, we got a delicious brunch and then went to the Huntington Gardens on our own.
It's close by and seemed simpler to get to. It was simple, but involved a long walk in the hot sun. A very long walk.
I used a very small 3.5x5 inch watercolor sketchbook all day. My scanner seems to be having trouble scanning it...everything seems blurry on the edge. Anyway, here they are. My excuse for drawing Nelson like some sort of weird, grinning imp is that I hadn't eaten breakfast yet!




Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Farmers Market

Nelson and I walked to the Villa Park farmers market on his way to work today. I stayed to sketch and watercolor.

Friday, April 01, 2011

sketching

I miss going to life drawing, but I found this sketching website and have been spending hours doodling.
http://www.pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html