Friday, June 19, 2009

What to do on an airplane? Sketch!

I enjoyed making this sketch yesterday. The ride from Frankfurt to Chicago was very smooth so the sketching was easy. I didn't have my sketchbook with me so I used a piece of graph paper that I had in among my things.

I've been wanting a chance to work on sketching faces - the airplane is a nice place to find people that are very still and patient! :-)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketch from Lorrach Farmer's Market

The weather was perfect today. So we went into Lorrach to look around. I found a moment to sit on a bench at one end of the farmer's market and sketch this scene. It was fun to do. I had two people stop and comment on my work. One was super encouraging ("wunder schoen!"). The other observer stopped, sat down, and then pointed out that I had neglected to draw the trees (which I then did) and a few wispy clouds - which I didn't do. It was hard to complete my sketch with that lady leaning in so close. So, I found an excuse to get up and leave - "I wonder where my wife is? I better go find her! Tschuss!"
The opposite page is a sketch from Basel that I did two weeks ago.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A random doodle

A little scrap of paper fell out of an old Bible of mine today. This old doodle was on it. I can't remember when and why I drew it. I'm pretty sure that I drew it during some meeting. I kinda like it.