Friday, May 29, 2009


I'll randomly be posting sketches from my sketchbook throughout this blog. I started sketching more in an attempt to study architecture, signage, and the environments around me. I read an article about a architect who sketched what he saw while he ate lunch. Since I've started, I've stumbled onto other sketcher sites like the urbansketcher. This site was started by Seattle Artist Gabi Campanario who also sketchblogs for the Seattle PI online.

I usually go out on my lunch hour and spend about 5-10 mins on the drawings. The goal is to keep them loose and study form. Many of the drawings depict locations in Downtown Bellevue, Woodinville, and other NW locations. This particular image is at the Bellevue City Hall Courtyard, a place I often go to get away while I'm at work. There is well groomed lawn, and "concrete" river flowing around the courtyard. There is also a modern building with floor to ceiling glass walls. If I were to design a home it would resemble this setting.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Clean Water Classic

Kristi, Blue (our dog) and I went to Westport, WA yesterday to watch the 8th annual Clean Water Classic a surfing competition in the NW. Although the weather wasn't 80 degrees and sunny we still had a great time setting up camp at the beach. There were surfers from up and down the west coast competing for prize money and a chance at semi-fame! Blue didn't know what to think of ocean waves crashing in... it was her first time to the beach. However there was another surfer couple who tried to get their puppy to ride the board. Although he didn't ride the wave very long it was still longer than Kristi or I when we tried.