Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kitties, from the master

Working on an amusing sewing project, thought it would be fun to add a cat silhouette to the project. Who could be a better reference for expressive cat postures than Theophile Steinlen? That man knows knew cats!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sunny Day at the Zoo

Well, the rains are back this morning, but this past weekend was full of glorious sunshine. I headed to the Oregon Zoo for the first time, and had a lovey afternoon drawing the various critters basking in the rare winter sunshine.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Car Guts

Last week I took a work field trip to a local automotive collision center. I couldn't help doing some speed-sketching on my little steno pad! Generally speaking, I'm not that interested in cars, but the interior structures remind me enough of the elaborate shapes and hollow spaces that you'd find in a bird skull, that I really enjoyed seeing the inner workings of the mechanical beasts. We had a newspaper reporter along with the group, and the photographer was very entertained by my efforts--we'll see if any these messy doodles make it into the paper?

Dog Show

A few weekends ago I went with a friend to the local dog show. It was my first time attending that kind of event, and I was surprised by how fun it was. So much prancing! And, it turned out to be a fun challenge for sketching, as well. Here's what I came up with (apologies for the meh image quality; scanner still kaput so using the webcam on the laptop to take photos.)