Saturday, August 25, 2012

This is Not a Church

OK, I know it looks like a church. At some point it was probably even used for church-like things, but now it is occupied by a marketing company called Catalysis. I didn't realize this until after I finished the drawing and went over to look up the name, assuming it would be Saint-something-or-other (patron saint of pens running low on ink). I actually think it's very cool that a private company bought this building and seems to be making an effort to keep it looking nice. Plus I live about two blocks away, so it gives me something interesting to draw just around the corner from my apartment.

Flowers in Ink

This is a still life of an iris and some other sort of flower whose name escapes me sitting on my friend's dining room table. I might have been better able to remember the name of the other flower if there had not also been a bottle of wine sitting on this same table. I did put in some highlights with a little white conte, but it doesn't seem to have come through in the photo. Yet another case of the internet being a poor substitute for real life.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


This is an ink and watercolor sketch of the toy bull that I keep in my bathroom, which I actually drew and posted a couple of years ago under vastly different circumstances (the bull and I have both been through a lot since then). I am a firm believer in having a toy bull in the bathroom. It keeps the wolverines out.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Lunch at the Burke with a Sabre Toothed Tiger

One of the best things about working for the University of Washington is that I can wander into the Burke Museum of Natural History any time I want to free of charge. I took advantage of this during my lunch break this afternoon to spend a little quality time with a sabre toothed tiger.