I’m Not Just Sketching DogsJuly 26, 2011
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Above: Interior sketch made while I was in a waiting room. That head with the cowlick on the left page is the head of someone who was standing at the receptionist's counter for a moment. Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen in a handmade 8 x 8 inch journal (discontinued drawing paper); spread cropped for privacy. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
It hasn't all been dog sketches over here. I do try to work on sketching architecture (interior and exterior) when I'm out and about on errands. I finished the above sketch just as I was called in for my appointment so I didn't get to put on any watercolor. I was counting on that to define the shadows cast by the multi-level ceiling.
My favorite part of the sketch: Those two "founders' portraits" over on the wall.
Dogs, birds, people, then interiors/exteriors. I think it's the odd angles and negative spaces that capture my attention.
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