Austria: a more picturesque setting is tough to find, yet easy to sketch. It almost sketches itself. Just give it a pencil. And some paper. And guide its hand a bit. And voila! Adding color to the sketch, on the
Need a reason to go to Paris? Here’s one. Notre Dame Cathedral.Never seen a humpback? This is the place to spot one, if you can believe the old movies (sorry, back to sensitivity training for me). Robyn and I revel
So, where do I start the process of designing a home? Often with a sketch. Just as often, it ends with a house that bears no resemblance to that sketch. But not always… We will just have to wait and
I’m a modern traditionalist who likes his pens and paper. But I have to say, technology has made great strides and may someday even supplant my old-school sketchbook. I drew this quick concept sketch of a house on my phone. My
When my son, Beck, was quite little I taught him the fine art of drawing monsters, mostly to show him what was lurking under his bed at night. While sitting on my lap trembling (hey, it was his idea!), we created a
It’s date night with my wife, Robyn, out for sushi and a movie. So, I asked her if she remembered the first cathedral we ever visited together in our travels over the years, because that is what architects talk about.
Occasionally I’ll dab some color on a monochrome sketch. I’m not sure which I prefer, the integrity of a raw sketch, or the vibrancy of added color. Any opinions? These are sketches from Arizona and southern California.
The island of Le Mont Saint Michel, France, leads the pack of the world’s most picturesque monasteries. I’ll have to add sketching the others to my bucket list. Hmm… never been to Tibet. Can’t Get Enough Monastery Humor… A young monk arrives
You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a street artist in Firenze, Italy. And because of some warp in space-time, both “yes” and “no” mean “si” – and “si” means, “I’ll pay anything you ask, if you would only sketch
Flipping through these old sketches reminded me of a night hike through the desert of Arizona (not to be confused with my once daily hikes through the desserts of Arizona. Those were more like pilgrimages, frankly). Walking along a gravel road with a few friends