Pocket sketchbook

A peek inside the small notebooks I always carry around.

An old rail bridge and a bat box

It’s a chilly January morning, but this picturesque bend along the Sammamish River Trail is busy with Sunday walkers and quite a few cyclists. My sketcher pals, Dave and Roy, and I aren’t deterred by the weather either. We are…
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King Street Station on a chilly morning

Dec. 12, 2021. Brrrrr! Cold morning with @uskseattle at King Street Station. Yet I couldn’t help but choosing to draw outside, which I haven’t done much lately. My hand was shaking after about 90 minutes sizing, penciling and inking this…
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Light rail is coming

Aug. 15, 2021. I’ve joined my pals Roy and Dave for a Sunday morning of fun sketching around the future Mountlake Terrace light rail station. After walking around the construction site for 15 or 20 minutes, I’m afraid that no…
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Sketch of green house in Greenwood

Spending a few hours working on a big sketch can be very gratifying, but it’s the small drawings I make during unexpected pockets of time that I often enjoy the most. I drew this charming little house in the Greenwood…
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Sketch tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg spent her whole life fighting for gender equality and women’s rights, first as a lawyer and later as the second woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. I read a bunch of news stories…
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Pencil sketches on my pocket sketchbook

I like to fill pockets of time here and there drawing on my pocket sketchbook. Above are recent spreads done with a good-old 2B pencil. 1. Trees and geese near Green Lake. Sketched while sitting for a break after a…
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Amsterdam Oosterdok

Ballpoint pen sketch on a hot summer day while attending the 10th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam.
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