Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Sketch Crawl in the tropics of Cleveland

So this month's Sketch Crawl was inside the RainForest @ Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. They graciously allowed 15 of us complimentary admission. We had a winter storm that dumped a serious snowfall the night before, but the stalwarts showed up.

The sketch I did get finished was one of the more static displays in the building. Many of my fellow sketchers took on the fast moving inhabitants of the building, and they did an awesome job. I'm still not comfortable sketching quickly, but I have to work on that.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas to the "Max" . . .

So it was a wonderful Christmas season. During our family get together, my daughter got out her digital SLR and got some awesome shots. This picture of Max, my nephew's youngest son, really struck me. After viewing Greg Joen's blog from EDM, I was inspired to try his approach, slightly modfied. I've always struggled with drawing people, but I like this method and am pleased with the results.