Friday, October 31, 2008

EDM #195

The previous challenge was to draw a baked potato. Challenge #195 was to draw a fork. This seemed to be the logical progression and I agree. Technically this is a "spading" fork but when I was growing up my dad always called it the "potato" fork as that was what he dug the potatos with. Pitt pens and Tombow brush pens in a Hand book journal.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

20th International Sketchcrawl

On Saturday, October 25, 2008 I participated in the 20th International Sketchcrawl. This time with a group of artists gathered at the Shiawassee Arts Center in Owosso, Michigan. I want to thank the folks at the Art Center for sponsoring this sketchcrawl and also providing some warm food for us all. Below are my three sketches of that day.

A few years ago an old building was torn down in Owosso revealing this old advertisement for Quaker Oats. The wall above the sign was coated with a stucco material which explains why part of the sign is gone. The rest of the sign and wall is brick and you can see the brick through the paint in spots on the sign.

This one is the Salem Lutheran Church in Owosso. A grand old building in very good shape. The inset is of the cornerstone.


And finally, I happened across an old three story industrial building on the near northwest side of Owosso and this was one of the entrances to the building. This building appeared to be abandoned as there were broken windows in the upper floors but it also appeared to have some businesses that were active. Another grand old building that hopefully will be preserved.
All three of these were in a Hand book journal with Pitt artists pen and some Tombow brush pen for shading.
If anyone is in the area of Owosso Michigan and have some time to explore and maybe sketch or photograph there is lots to see. Some of the most fantastic old houses with grand pillars and columns and huge front porches are there and if it's old industrial buildings that you want to see, they are there too.


Switch at Manistique, Michigan


A sketch from one of my photos taken while in the upper peninsula of Michigan a week ago. This switch is at Manistique and is just east of the old railroad depot. Hand book journal, Pitt pens and watercolor