Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bird watching at Edith L. Moore Sanctuary

One of teh hobbies of my wife, and which accompanied whenever I can, to enjoy my hobby, sketch. Small natural reserve close to the City, where can see various species of birds.

Monday, October 22, 2012

I See Angels, take two!

A film crew arrived at my studio Wednesday of last week to film seven demonstration videos that will accompany my upcoming book.  They wanted to film the creation of an on-location sketch, so I took them to downtown Fort Worth (5 minutes from my house) to produce a sketch of the Bass Performance Hall.  I had drawn the sketch once a week before for practice, so I felt comfortable jumping in for a second round with the cameras rolling. All went smoothly, other than honks and catcalls from passing cars, and some Fort Worth Symphony staffers coming around to determine what in the world we were doing outside their offices.  I drew for almost 40 minutes; it will be interesting to see how they edit it down to less than 10.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A little trip to the cool, colorful mountains of western North Carolina....

 I had a little time on our trip to do a little sketching.  If you've never had a chance to visit the mountainous area of the southern Appalachians in western North Carolina you are missing some incredible scenery!  In October the air is cool, the weather is beautiful and the fall color is spectacular!

 There are fantastic potential sketches around every bend in the road.  We happened upon this well kept old school house near a small community of Whiteside Cove.  Impossible for me to capture the brilliance of the fall colors...beech, hickory, maple, oak, tulip poplar.....
 We stayed at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina.  I could have sketched their building and grounds all week!

No trip to North Carolina is complete without a visit to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville.  I was able to sneak a few minutes to sketch the interesting roof line of the carriage house.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sketchcrawl 37

Nine crawlers showed up at Discovery Green on Saturday. This is the best turnout we've had so far. Hopefully this will lead to a regular group who can go out from time to time together. Three crawlers were members of the local illustrators group. There was a yoga class going on early and some model boat enthusiasts later on. The weather was spectacular and I'm sure Tomas and Judith will be posting their results later. Both of them got pictures of the group as well.
Model boat enthusiast
Model boats on Kinder Lake

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thaksgiving Day is far away, but .......

Thanksgiving day is far away, but the shops have everything to celebrate it. Sketch done while my wife and my sister were shopping

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pine Springs Camp-Sacramento, NM

I spent a quick weekend in the beautiful mountains of southern New Mexico and was able to squeeze in a little sketching time!  It felt really good!  My postings have not been very frequent this summer...gotta learn to slow down and relax with my sketchbook more often!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Travels with Danny

An Illustrated Journey, Danny Gregory's long awaited sequel to An Illustrated Life, is set for release in February 2012, and I'm tickled pink to be among the 40 artists worldwide who were selected to participate in the project.

Want to preorder your copy? Not a problem. Check it out here: