Monday, December 10, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Monday, February 06, 2012
For the fifth year now, The New Yorker has solicited readers’ takes on Eustace Tilley,the magazine’s mascot, and, for the fifth year running, I am among the winners. Tilley, a Regency dandy, is the creation of art editor Rea Irvin and has been on the cover of almost every anniversary issue — including this year’s — since his first appearance, on the début issue, in 1925.
Here is a slideshow of this year's winners, including mine, on the New Yorker's website.
Culture Desk: a cover story about this year's contest.
My winning images from 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.
Just as last year, one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among the winning entries to be printed on a book bag from Strand Bookstore of New York. Stay tuned for updates, and wish me luck!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
My work is featured in a new book by Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario.
From the press release:
The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. This beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. It includes profiles of leading practitioners, a discussion of the benefits of working in this art form, and shows how one can participate and experience it through modern-day social networks and online activity.
The book is illustrated with over 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, and includes artists' profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, the book offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.
Video preview of the book here.
The Art of Urban Sketching on Amazon.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, December 12, 2011
Still a little time to make a donation to UrbanSketchers.org and get a high-resolution file of my sketch, Balclutha (above), or any sketch from this holiday fundraiser flickr set of urban sketches, all suitable for printing and framing. All donations to Urban Sketchers are tax deductble. Offer ends Dec. 31. Full details here.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The 1886 square-rigged windjammer Balclutha along the Hyde St. Pier - iron ship propellers in the sand - sketchers at Ghirardelli Square - the boathouse of the Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club.
For more sketches from San Francisco and around the world, visit the forums at Sketchcrawl.com.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This Saturday's World Wide SketchCrawl, April 16th, is a special benefit to raise funds for Japan disaster relief. I will be drawing all day with my local sketchcrawl contingent in San Francisco. Please sponsor me in this drawing marathon by making a donation at this link to GIVE2ASIA.
I will make my individual sketches from the day available for donations of at least $20 to the cause, so here is a good chance to support a cause and get some original artwork. Details (and sketches) to follow.