Friday, May 29, 2009

New Sketch . . . Old Trip

. . . OK, maybe not an "old" trip, but over a month ago. I'm still working from pictures of the San Fran trip and filling in the blanks in my journal. Maybe someday I'll travel at an easier pace, but for now, I'll take a bunch of pictures and sketch when I get a chance.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

NAPA Revisited

So I have finally gotten around to starting some sketches from our trip to the coast last month. I took tons of pictures, but we didn't really slow down enough for me to do any sketching (excuse alert!). Anyway, I really do want to sketch some of the things I took pictures of with sketching in mind. This is the first of them.
Castillio de Amoroso was a very cool winery in the NAPA valley. This was our first trip there and we learned a lot. Found out this castle was used int eh Adam Sandler movie "Bedtime Stories", which we had to watch when we got back from vacation, " . . . yeah, we were there."

More to come in the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Sketch Crawl - USS COD Tour

So on a sunny Saturday, with a freshing breeze in the yardarm . . . oh wait, that's a tall ship. We were touring a WW II sub; and it was AWESOME! Thank you to the guys who lead our tour and were there to pose for the "life aboard ship" aspect. Great job.

Of course I couldn't participate in that drawing exercise, because I can't draw people, but here are a couple of quick sketches. We spent a good amount of time on the tours and got lots of info on a fascinating period of US history.

Thanks, as always, to Josh for setting up a great tour.