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June gloom over Gas Works Park

June 13, 2021. This morning the @uskseattle group gathered to sketch in person for the first time in 16 months. It was a typical June-gloomy day of drizzle and clouds but everyone seemed really excited for the return of the regular monthly…

Mailbox Peak

This morning I joined my fearless trail-running buddies Ben and Ahmed for a power hike and trail-run to legendary Mailbox Peak near North Bend. It was my first visit to this popular hiking destination, and I was excited to squeeze…

Veni, vidi, sketched it

Hoping for a colorful mountain scene during this morning’s trail run with Ben and Ahmed, I decided to carry my iPad in my backpack. Unfortunately, the rain and clouds didn’t cooperate but my running buddies introduced me to a cool…

Victoria, B.C. Parliament

With not much time available before boarding my ferry back to Seattle, I did a quick line drawing of the impressive Parliament building on my iPad.

IKEA scenes sketched with Procreate Pocket app

Here are a couple of sketches I made at IKEA using a Wacom Stylus and the Procreate Pocket app on my iPhone. I took license with the color, going with the company’s signature blue and yellow, instead of the actual…

Figure drawing Mondays

If athletes have to go to they gym to keep in shape, artists must always be drawing the human figure from life

Stuck on the freeway

It only takes one major incident to halt traffic in Seattle for hours — today it was a tanker rollover that prompted a freeway closure in both directions. I spent some of that time this evening walking from one crowded…