Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Another study in the wide wide world of carbon streaks...

Monday, May 21, 2007

A New Medium

This was my first attempt at something resembling a drawing with charcoal. I've had the charcoal kicking around in my stockpile of supplies for well over a decade, but have never really gotten my hands dirty with it, literally and figuratively. I found it to be a unique medium and look forward to exploring it further.

Thursday House Sketches

A few sketches that I drew on the train to and from work last week...

Trip to Iowa

Nuff said...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Visit to the Hill of Foot

Just before my trip to Iowa, I got the chance to go up to the jobsite for the projects I have been on at work. One of them is nearing completion and I took the opportunity to take a lot of photos around the college campus where they are located. It is always quite an experience seeing architecture in person that I personally had a hand in. One thing i will never get over with this project is the sense of scale. I can look at images, renderings and drawings all day of these structures, but until you are standing right there in the midst of it all you have no idea what the space feels like.

This first composite image here is between two of the buildings that will act as a student center...

The next few are capturing details and elements that I found truly beautiful while standing there. They give you a taste of some of the spaces that have been crafted.

Belated Maui

Seeing as though it has been almost a month since the trip to Hawaii, I figure it best to put some images up from that trip. Definitely click on the first image for a larger view of a panorama of a beach we frequented a few times.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Sunday in the Park

Sunday, Jess and I decided to have an impromptu dinner in the park a block away. We decided to grill up a steak and some veggies and have a fast dinner... all before it got dark, cold and filled with vagrants. Why we have to grill in the park and not at our complex is another story entirely...

While waiting for the meat to cook up i did a couple of small pencil sketches, one of a nearby tree and garbage can (there are a TON of garbage cans haphazzardly scattered about), and another of a nearby house facade... if it were plopped on a hill.

Back Inaction

Well, once again I find myself back tracking here to cover a most inactive period. While I can certainly say that life has not been idle, I don't have much imagery to account for that gap... yet!

In addition to the usual bustle that life and work have in store for me I took a full-blown, week-off vacation to Maui, HI. It was really the first true vacation that I have taken in a long time. While I had never been there before, I was in the company of Jess and her family (who are seasoned Hawaii pros), so we steered clear of most of the touristy stuff and hit up the sweet spots. It was great to have just a nice, relaxing time without a care or thought about work or much else for that matter outside of lounging, beaching, snorkeling and drinking.

I am still in the process of compiling and organizing some images from the trip, so as soon as that's done some vacation material will be posted. In the meantime, here are several sketches that were done at various times over the last couple weeks:

Here's a study of some layered planes showing scale and just a hint of volume...

Oooh, gestural...