I was hanging out waiting for Sam to finish his violin lesson and started drawing some cars in the parking lot. I used to do this a lot.
The big guy barely fits on the little windowsill but that is just how he likes it. And two stories up he gets to look down on the neighbors dogs.
Reading a great book called ‘Insectopedia’, hence the praying manis…. it is on the cover.
Mason and I went to a college fair at the convention center. Wow. Lots of schools and lots of people. This college stuff is big business.
Doodling in SketchTime.
A simple head. Drawn in SketchTime on my iPhone. I made a slight revision to the version on the right. But it sure feels different.
Izze asleep on Gloria’s leg while she kicks back with her laptop. Drawn in Sketcthtime with my Sensu Brush.
It really is a sort of therapy to just sit and look around. Maybe do a sketch or two. Or twenty.
Everything is budding out here in Austin and soon the bugs will be back. Todays sketch was a little buggy dude… I was using the SketchTime app and my Sensu Brush.
You’ve heard the reports right? Sugar is toxic.
Sitting in the courtyard doodling, sipping a beer, feeling the cold air blowing in...
It’s a little Valentine’s Kitty getting it’s smile on for next week. This was inspired by the beautiful quilt that my sister-in-law made for me. Which is awesome!
Doing a quick sketch with SketchTime and my Sensu Brush on my iPad before settling to read. A cup of lemon chamomile tea will taste great on this chilly night in Austin.
I was working on dinner and saw this little bird just outside the window and sketched in SketchTime on my iPhone.
I was walking around while Sam was at this violin lesson and saw this flag at rest.
Its just a thingy face drawn on my iPhone.
Using SketchTime on my iPhone again. Doodling and started thinking about the F1 race coming in two weeks to Austin. So this dude wound up getting a steering wheel… not a very good drawing I might add.
Doing a little doodle while waiting on my coffee (which is steeping). And, I am growing a beard because it is ‘no shave november’, but I won’t look like this.
I attended the homecoming football game of my boys high school last night and did some sketches on my iPhone. Here is one of the coach. I kind of get a kick out of the headsets that all coaches wear now-a-days. In the old days (where I come from) they used to wear stylish hats. LBJ lost 26-17.
Lewis sitting long enough for me to sketch him.
I was out with a friend drawing on South Congress while the ACL crowd was buzzing around.
Cats are constantly around us at our house. Well, at least when they want to be around us. Fading light in the courtyard, Lewis on the stump stool.
Studies show that teenagers needs a lot of sleep. Sam is trying desperately to get as much as he can. Here he is shown on my bed, seemingly incapable of getting up and moving.
Cherries are back in season. Yum. This was done with Sketchtime.
With all the neat sketching apps out there now, I wanted to jump back and use SketchTime again to compare. I love this app! Fast and fluid. You can zoom in and a nice selection of colors.
My nephew Ben is a willing subject for portraits. I have these funny jumbo paper ears that fit on your head and he put them on (I used the Sensu and ArtRage for this).
Below is a quick sketch of Gloria (using the Sensu brush and SketchTime app).
A couple drawings from some sketchy (in a good way) apps. The cactus was done in SketchTime and the portrait below was done in Paper. Both are very nice apps with nice thought (and restraint) in regards to the user experience. And variable line width, which is fantastic in my opinion.
The title of the post is more exciting than the actual post :) I did go to an interesting presentation today by Dr. Donald Shoup (the prophet of parking). He was brought to town by Council member Chris Riley who has been very active in trying to resolve Austin’s parking woes. Shoup has written a book, The Real Cost of Free Parking, in it he suggests that all this parking that is required of developers and merchants should be removed and instead use metered parking (priced as to what the market will bear-and in such a way that you always have a few empty spots) is a better model for solving the issues in problem areas. Revenue collected by the meters is then given back to the areas that support (less maintenance costs). Those dollars can then be used for improvements (sidewalks, trees, law enforcement etc.). People who don’t want to pay will find alternative methods of getting to and fro (bike, bus, walk)… I am oversimplifying this, but is interesting.
This still life is a bit complicated. I do like the blast of blue on the right though.
I was waiting for the kettle to boil and sketched the toaster. Oh trusted toaster, where would be without thy...
Above are a couple drawings using sketchtime and my sensu brush. The subject is the superb Brackenridge Vanilla Porter.
Just playing with drawing a glass using sketchtime. I’m up in Chicago on business and having a really good trip.
Look Mom no more braces!
Still getting used to SketchTime. Like the loose line quality a lot and it is fast.
Well, this was meant be a cat with a mask on its face, but Gloria pointed out-while laughing-it looked like a plug receptacle. Oh, well.
My luxo lamp. Years of service, never fails. This was drawn with SketchTime, a really nice app.