Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alamo Squared

We've been fortunate enough (or unfortunate, depending on how you look at it) this year to have more warm, sunny weekends in the winter and spring than I can remember ever having this time of year in my lifetime of living in the Bay Area. How this plays out on our environment and water supply remains to be determined but it's been a godsend for my sketchbook. I've been spending a lot more time outside in my neighborhood, which always translates to more sketching.

Top: Sketches done from Alamo Square Park and sitting in the window of Cafe Abir. I'll probably paint the lower sketch next time I'm able to get a window seat again.

Bottom: An old sketch from a camping trip last summer. Oddly enough, I still like it. It was originally meant to be painted but it was just too damned hot outside to put in the effort and I wound up falling asleep with sketchbook in hand instead.