Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Virgin de El Panecillo

Another sketch from my trip to Ecuador. The statue on the left side of the page is the Virgin of the Panecillo in Quito, Ecuador. I wondered what Panecillo meant and came to learn it means small bread roll. It is also the name of the hill that the Virgin stands on top of which I suppose looks like a small bread roll from a distance. Anyway, we visited the statue on the third day we were in Quito. I also took a few photos of the construction of the statue which, in case you were wondering, is 148 feet high and is Number 42 of the Tallest Statues in the World.

The sketch on the right is near the Plaza de Independencia in Quito.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Something's Fishy

Here are 2 different drawings of the same fish. I did the bottom one a few weeks ago in my sketchbook. It took me about 20 or 30 minutes. I used a univision pen and doc martin's watercolors. It was a fun little sketch and at the time I was happy with it.

The top drawing was done on my tablet using Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro 2010 software. I have used this program occasionally in my architectural practice but am often frustrated at not being able to get a quick sketch out of it. I started out this drawing with the intention comparing how long it would take me to get a drawing I was happy with. Well, it took about 3 hours for me to "get happy". Why is that?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ecuadorian Ceramic

This sketch is from a few months ago when I was in Ecuador. A ceramic statue in the Cultural Museum. I sketched it in about 7 minutes as they were closing the museum. The guard came up to me and watched me sketch and seemed very sorry to interrupt the drawing. Cameras weren't allowed so it's kind of cool to get sketches of stuff that most people can only remember