Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
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.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Met the Seattle Urban Sketchers at Shilshole Marina, Seattle and set up my stool at Carmelita's Coffee and Desserts, next door to Surf Ballard. The owner of this little coffee trailer gave me a latté after seeing the drawing. Thanks, Maria! Go check them out. Tell 'em Steve sent you.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Two drawings commissioned by the real estate agent for the long-time home-owners who just sold it. The bench was donated by Tom Hanks after filming ended. These were drawn from photos provided by the agent.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
To raise money to pay the property tax and for upkeep at our family's property on Green River, we hold an auction at our yearly reunion each August. A cousin asked me to submit a drawing he could frame for the silent table part of the auction. I redrew the old kitchen stove I'd sketched on our last bike ride up to the property.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sketching with another artist who has different preferences for subject is a challenge. I like to draw dense clusters of objects, while Donna focuses on the play of light in the spaces between objects. Urban Sketchers Seattle met on Vashon Island Friday. Having never been there before, Donna and I spent way too much time wandering around, comparing locations. We finally settled where she had a view of the Sound, while I drew the nearby clump of mailboxes.
Posted by Steve Reddy at 5:22 PM
Strange coincidence: When the owners of this house put it up for sale, their daughter commissioned me to draw it as a gift to her parents. Months later, I hung a print of it in another Seattle neighborhood and got a call from a man who said his parents were visiting from out of town and saw the drawing. His mother looked closely and said, "Isn't that your house?" This was the new owner of the same house! He hired me to redraw a new original for him. The new version is on the top.