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
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
11/30/06: Not only is it the last day of the month, but “30” is old-time journalism slang for “The End.”
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
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.
Run, Cezanne, run November 29, 2006
Windmill, Open window, Giraffe November 27, 2006
11/24/06: A windmill in La Mancha, Spain, drawn from a photo I shot in late September.
11/25/06: Looking up at an apartment building on Van Buren Street, San Diego. Drawn from a photo.
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
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
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.