Day 6 – Architheque November 7, 2007
Dreaming of a guest house in my grandmother’s barnyard, made of concrete, CMUs, heart pine, and salvaged metal siding…
266 November 5, 2007
The problem with setting myself the challenge of doing all of this month’s drawings outside my apartment is that . . . on some weekend days, I just don’t leave my apartment.
Today was one of those sort of days, but because I take my DrawMooing very seriously, I made myself go outside, walk around for about fifteen minutes to warm up, and then park myself on a stoop to draw.
My neighborhood is lousy with stoops, but my building doesn’t happen to have one. And I didn’t want to freak anybody out or get yelled at for sitting on some stranger’s steps, so I ended up on the steps of the one public building on my street, which is some kind of medical center. And this doorway across from me was the only thing I could see that was lit well enough to draw.
To give you an idea of how pathetic my night vision is: I thought I was using a black pen.
Anyway. If I hadn’t been drawing this, I would never have noticed the skeleton hanging beneath the lefthand lamp; there are also some kind of Halloween decals on the glass of the doors. In a few days, it’ll probably be replaced with Christmas decorations. My neighborhood is very big on decorations.
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.
11/24/06: California Tower: Balboa Park is an amazing place in San Diego with a zoo, museums, galleries and a bandshell. This is the top of its tallest building, the California Tower.
11/25/06: This is a picture of my son trying on a dashing hat at an outdoor store. He’s much more handsome than the picture suggests.
11/26/06: My husband and I visited the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. My favorite exhibit was the hippos. Their huge enclosure includes a place where visitors can view the hippos under water. I had a good view of their butts.
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.
Key; North Park Theatre November 18, 2006
11/16/06: This would get you in my front door, if it were made of metal and not pixels.
11/17/06: North Park Theatre, as seen from the Claire de Lune coffee shop in San Diego. This is unlikely to win any prizes, but a month ago, I’d never even have attempted something this complicated.
More ink, no color November 16, 2006
I found today’s drawing relaxing. I took a little longer than usual but “learning” how to create different values with the ink pen was quite enjoyable – perhaps because it was methodical. I added the trees at the end and then ran out of energy/time for filling in all the branches.