December 31, 2011

More Christmas Eve Sketches

On the top left is a big rock. That place was lousy with great big rocks. They are really amazing!

Below that is a doodle of the view out of the bedroom windows. You look out at basically a rock wall, but it's not just a wall as there are trees and fallen leaves and more rocks. To the left is another set of windows and lying in bed you can see the trees reach up to the sky. I saw eagles!

December 30, 2011

Christmas in Arkansas

We spent Christmas in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Arkansas (really at the Longbow Cabins, outside of Prim, AR). The drive there was nice, and we must have seen thousands of birds flying and hanging out in in fields and water.

We made it to the cabin just before dark and were actually able to see it. It was precious; tiny but just enough space for us. We could hear the constant rush of water from the little waterfall and creek outside. Later we went out on the upstairs deck and looked at the stars - we forget how many there are!

On Christmas Eve I hiked up the creek a little and sat on a giant rock in the middle of it to make this sketch.

(click on sketch to enlarge)

December 23, 2011

Madison Avenue

December 22, 2011

Studio and Stamps

December 21, 2011

December 19, 2011

More Food in Pen

December 17, 2011

Baseball Hat

December 16, 2011

Otherlands and Article

Here is another sketch from Otherlands. That is the camera of Mr. Mike Maple, a really fantastic photographer who was taking photos for this article in the Commercial Appeal about Memphis Urban Sketchers.

December 14, 2011

Gift Guide for Sketchers

Here are a few ideas for gifts for the sketcher in your life! Or for yourself!

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1. A clever band by Clever Hands on Etsy
2. Pencils! Stick with the B's over the H's for good darks. Here's my favorite brand; I recommend 4B.
3. I love Moleskine sketchbooks, and they now have really big ones: 8 x 11 and 11 x 16! Any size will do.
4. Head over to and get a nice set of pens.

5. You'll need a place to store all of your new pens and pencils, so while you're at, make sure to get a pencil case. It doesn't have to be orange.

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6. If you feel like splurging, get a fancy bag to make it easier to carry all of the sketchbooks, pens, pencils, and orange pencil cases. This one is handmade by Moop on Etsy.
7. Wouldn't it be nice to sketch in comfort! An easy-to-tote camping stool is a good choice for the sketcher who likes to spend some time in one place.
8. Every sketcher should have a scanner. Might as well have one that is also a color printer! This Canon PIXMA MG8120 was reviewed well and looks pretty cool.
9. Brush up on your art skills or learn some new ones! Sign up for a class or give a gift certificate to Flicker Street Studio!

December 13, 2011

Otherlands Coffee Shop

click sketch to enlarge

December 12, 2011

Cocktails in Pen

December 09, 2011

Front Room and Food List

December 08, 2011

Ladies Legs 3

December 07, 2011

Ladies Legs 2

December 06, 2011


My website has been updated
and my Flickr has been updated.
Also just posted to Listwork
and to Memphis Urban Sketchers.
All of this can be found on Twitter.
Have you seen my Tumblr? It's not about anything in particular.
I get around. I might be in the paper next week!
Oops, I forgot Facebook!


All of the sketchbooks of Lapin, French illustrator, from his blog.

Ladies Legs 1

December 05, 2011

Midtown Nursery @ Central and Cooper

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