Seattle Sketcher

Seattle videojournalist David Albright shot and edited this video for the Capitol Hill blog. You can see me sketching and interviewing people for my newspaper feature Seattle Sketcher.

Meet my fellow Seattle sketchers

Last Sunday was the first official sketchcrawl organized by USk Seattle. The turnout was great with 14 people getting together at 11 a.m. at Fishermen’s Terminal. We are planning to meet every third Sunday of the month to sketch together in the…

Illustrators as storytellers

My former college professor Juan Antonio Giner, who runs the newspaper consulting firm Innovation and is the lead editor of the World Association of Newspapers annual report, asked me to write an article about innovative news illustration for this year’s issue, which…

World Wide SketchCrawl at Pike Place Market

Sunday was the 20th World Wide Sketchcrawl and a true group of Seattle sketchers met at Pike Place Market to go out and sketch. I had a blast. Go to the forums at SketchCrawl.com for more drawings from sketchers around the world.

Urban Sketchers blog captures city life around the world

Talented artist-correspondents from around the globe will share their sketchbooks starting Nov. 1 at www.urbansketchers.com, a new group blog that will showcase drawings from the city streets on at least four different continents. From dynamic cities like London, Moscow, Barcelona, New…

Bye, bye, Republican Street houses

Houses at 1206 and 1210 Republican St. Fellow local blogger Cliffe, from Vintage Seattle, tipped me about the demolition of these two houses starting Tuesday. The one on the left is probably one of the oldest in the Cascade neighborhood. According…

Capturing the urban life around you

It’s been a month or so since I started the Flickr group urban sketches. So far, we’ve got more than 100 members and near 400 drawings have been submitted from places as diverse as Tokyo, León in Spain, or Santa Fe in New Mexico, U.S., and many other…

Urban sketches at Flickr

I enjoy drawing the streets and the people of Seattle. And I enjoy seeing other artists’ sketches of their own cities just as much. So I started a Flickr group as a one-stop place for all the urban scenes that…

San Lucas Road house

A painting I did in 2001 of the first house Michelle and I rented while we lived in Palm Springs. The painting was done from a photo. I am more of a drawer than a painter and this is one…