July 31, 2010

It's Like My Bag Threw Up Art Supplies

The rest of my day in Portland

Finding great textures

Finding great food

I sketched this - will post after I get a chance to scan it.

Lunch! Shiho's modeling my ham & cheese on waffle sandwich.

Dinner & a movie

Sketching the Great Big Bridge

Starting in pencil

daunting task

a few sketching materials


Slow Sketching

urban line sketches
Originally uploaded by Elizabeth Alley
The top sketches are by Veronica Lawlor, and the bottom middle sketch is mine. They were completed in pretty much the same amount of time.

July 30, 2010

Urban Sketching in Portland, OR

Day 1 of the Urban Sketchers Symposium - it is the awesomest thing ever.

July 25, 2010

NYC Sketch Day

I spent about an hour and a half on the Brooklyn Bridge sketching.

Manhattan Bridge

This sketch feels clunky to me, but I think that building is just weird. Clunky.

Tiny harbor. Great big Statue of Liberty.

Still getting used to watercolor on site - this is a bit overworked.


July 23, 2010

NYC: Taxi + Hot Dog Stand

July 20, 2010

How I Spent Studio Night

Since I just finished a commissioned painting, I thought I'd sit at my drawing table all night instead of standing at the easel. I tried out some different sketching materials in preparation for the Urban Sketchers Symposium coming up next week in Portland. All of the images are from my trip to Spain.

NYC: Subway Station

Can you tell how hot it was in there?

July 17, 2010

NYC: Sketching on the Subway

It is really difficult to sketch on the subway with all of the lurching and the trying not to touch anything. I sort of tried continuous line drawing to see if that would help - it did, but they are kind of weird. It was fun, though!

July 14, 2010

NYC: Courtyard at PS1

July 13, 2010

NYC: Dim Sum at Jing Fong

NYC: View from the Hotel

July 12, 2010

Redbirds Stadium

July 11, 2010

More People at the Redbirds Game

July 09, 2010

July 08, 2010

Waiting for Gas on Union Ave

July 02, 2010


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