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Because it's really cold here in Seattle, I drew a series of coffee shop interiors that are walking distance from my home (all images can be seen larger in the "Works" section of my website.):
Donna and I spent some time on Thanksgiving and Christmas at our family cabin on Green River where I drew these interiors:
I'm most engaged with the graphic memoir I'm drawing, illustrating my journals of the last 40 years. It was interesting to read Mimi Pond's just published graphic memoir "Over Easy." Like me, she attended the California College of Art in the late 70s/early 80s, and even worked in the same restaurant I did. While her book is entirely about the café, it plays a small role in my memoir. Here are our two takes on our similar experiences (her drawings are the green tinted ones):
Near the end of her book, she drew the exterior of my old apartment. You can see that my memory of the ART'S sign was a little off, but I'm drawing from memory without references, as I want to stay true to what I recall.
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Lincoln Elementary students in the computer lab, drawn on location.
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A former student from my first year of teaching in 1998 invited me to draw the roaster at Caffe Appassionatto Magnolia. A bit of a challenge to draw through the highly reflective glass, and I'm sure I've misconnected some piping to the wrong ducts, but it was a nice relaxing hour with an equally nice latte, on the house. Thanks, Maitland!
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The Gage Academy where I teach is offering one-night "teaser" classes, where students pay only $75 and get a whirl-wind preview of what would normally be a five-week class. After introductions, reviewing materials and setting up our still-lifes, I had a very short time to whip out a demo. Students loved the no-nonsense, let's get to it approach. And I get to do it again tomorrow in color.
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I did this drawing during tonight's class, the last of this session of Illustrative Drawing at the Gage. The in-progress shot was taken while accentuating the outlines and before applying the hatching.
When the group met at Gasworks last week, Donna and I arrived early and set up before the rain started. I had the basic lines drawn before the rain drove us away. Props to those sketchers who stuck it out. I went back this week to finish the drawing in the sun.