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Man with Cat

My friend’s husband Miles holding a cat. 

Drawing/no glasses

I drew a quick selfie without glasses. I do look quite tired in the picture–I tried to draw honestly. 

The original sketch in front of the mirror was actually good, then I messed with it. Colored pencil etc 


Here’s another page in the alphabet book



Beau says hello!

M.E. at the Iris Gardens

The Presby Iris Gardens are a big deal here in Montclair. My friend Mary has set up Mary’s Happy Camper selling coffee and snacks there. I drew this off a selfie she posted on Facebook.

Here are some scenes from the “Rainbow on the Hill”:

Eye of a dog

My friend Michael Stahl posted a picture of his dog Lulu’s eye. I attempted a drawing today. 

Here is Michael’s shot. Lulu has white eyebrows. I wasn’t able to do that in my sketchbook. I’d need to do it on black paper. 

Weekend Drawing

I forgot it was Draw a Bird day. I will draw one at work today. I still have some time left. 

I did another version of the figure in stone. It seemed to need color so I added some. 

This was something I started with the edge of a soft pencil. It turned into a horse and then I added the bird. This doesn’t count for Draw a Bird day. I am happy I’ve been drawing in a sketchbook more. And I found the Neocolors that Kerfe gave me for my fortieth birthday. I started playing around with those. They are pretty cool as you can use water to smoosh them around. 

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Another bridge just because I love bridges. This was from a NY Times article about President Trump’s pledge to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. Then he slashed the Dept of Transportation’s budget by 13%. 

Let’s hope some of these bridges don’t collapse into the water. 

Here’s the photo. I really love the perspective of this. I messed up the water with scotch tape somehow. 

Graffiti 3

Arches paper, gouache, colored pencil. 

Graffiti 2

Arches paper painted yellow, gouache, colored pencil, printed images. 

Couple of details. 

Graffiti 1

I started a series yesterday. This is Arches paper painted black, gouache, colored pencil and a white fluid marker. 

A little detail

Little scene seen while walking the dogsĀ 

A couple was sitting on their couch watching the Simpsons. It was such a cute little vignette; I drew it the next day from memory.