For those who wish to draw more

Guy in hat, scruffy couch January 30, 2007

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guy in hat, scruffy couch; click for larger version

1/25/07, Rebecca’s coffee shop, San Diego: Maybe the couch was donated. That would make it a gift, yes?


Coffee maker and Jiffy Lube guy January 22, 2007

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coffee maker and jiffy lube guy; click for larger version

12/15/06: OK, I’m overdue with my kitchen gadget, and this isn’t really in a kitchen but rather in a Jiffy Lube waiting area, but here it is anyway. It’s a sort of El Greco rendering of a coffee maker, as the real-world version isn’t this elongated. As a bonus because it’s on the same page in my sketchbook, a quick sketch of one of the guys working on my car.


30 December 1, 2006

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30; click for larger version

11/30/06: Not only is it the last day of the month, but “30” is old-time journalism slang for “The End.”


Carrying her shade with her

Filed under: .Mark,Day 11,Drawing — markdm @ 3:13 pm

Carrying her shade with her; click for larger version

11/11/06: I didn’t draw anything on Day 5, so this is a makeup drawing. I drew it at Torrey Pines lagoon near San Diego.


32nd and Adams November 30, 2006

Filed under: .Mark,Day 29,Drawing — markdm @ 5:24 pm

32nd and Adams; click for larger version

11/29/06: A business front in San Diego’s North Park area. A couple of problems with symmetry, or lack thereof, but the arch above the door came out nicely.

Update 2/7/07: I’d like to welcome visitors from my photoblog, The Occasional Odd Crop, where I’ve posted a photo of this doorway.


Run, Cezanne, run November 29, 2006

Filed under: .Mark,Day 28,Drawing — markdm @ 6:31 pm
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Run, Cezanne, run3511; click for larger version

11/28/06: Our dog running around at the park last month. Drawn from a photo.


3511 November 28, 2006

Filed under: .Mark,Day 27,Drawing — markdm @ 3:31 pm
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3511; click for larger version

11/27/06: Another Spanish-style house in the neighborhood.


Windmill, Open window, Giraffe November 27, 2006

Filed under: .Mark,Day 24,Day 25,Day 26,Drawing — markdm @ 2:50 pm
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Windmill; click for larger version

11/24/06: A windmill in La Mancha, Spain, drawn from a photo I shot in late September.

Open window; click for larger version

11/25/06: Looking up at an apartment building on Van Buren Street, San Diego. Drawn from a photo.

Giraffe; click for larger version

11/26/06: I know I said earlier that I wouldn’t post any more faces, but after our visit to the San Diego Zoo, I couldn’t resist. Drawn from a photo.


3318 November 24, 2006

Filed under: .Mark,Day 23,Drawing — markdm @ 3:22 pm
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3318; click for larger version

11/23/06: A house in the neighborhood, drawn from a photo, because I didn’t think it’d be wise to sit on the sidewalk and stare at the place for an hour and a half. This is one of the many beautiful Spanish-style houses in our part of San Diego.


Iraqi woman in CJR November 23, 2006

Filed under: .Mark,Day 22,Drawing — markdm @ 3:21 pm
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Iraqi woman in CJR; click for larger version

11/22/06: Drawn from a photo in the Columbia Journalism Review. I’m fairly unhappy with this. As usual for me, while the expression (concern, a bit of alarm) is reasonably accurate, I’ve drawn someone who looks nothing like the person in the photo. It’s unlikely that I’ll subject you to any more faces this month.

So, not the world’s greatest drawing. But! Keep reading for an amazing story of sketching and serendipity.