I like drawing landscapes. Many of my drawings are of my neighborhood--part of old town Cedar Falls. My favorite media is wax pastels on tinted paper. I spend about 2-1/2 hours on-site, doing one. The 3rd down I did yesterday afternoon. It's finally warm enough to get outside and draw!
|2 Steeples Winter|
|School Bus in Vacant Lot|
|Backyard Shed on 13th|
Since I retired from my wage earning job eight years ago, I draw more than ever. And I travel, drawing wherever I go. I carry a 5B pencil with a stick eraser and a pocket-size Moleskine everywhere. I try my hand at watercolor, too.
|Moonrise from Lapa (Lisbon, Portugal)|
|Green House on Flower (Venice Beach, California)|
|Perio Point Dock sketch (Beals Island, Maine)|
I am also one of the seven volunteer editors for the Urban Sketchers Blog. We curate content for guest posts and interviews. I love doing this and am honored to be the conduit to feature other Urban Sketcher's work. Winter Hats on a Moscow Suburban Train is a guest post by Masha Kirikova. Reuven Dattner's Pattern Rich Israel is an interview.
If you have a cluster of urban sketcher drawings and words to go with it that tell a story and would like to be considered for a Guest Post on the Urban Sketcher blog, send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you think one of your posts to this Midwest blog should be reposted to the international blog, send us a link to be considered.
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