I was originally thinking of putting more finished and meticulous drawings that I've done here. But I changed my mind.

Currently, I prefer not to labor over my drawings and sketches to get total accuracy and perfection. I'm trying to loosen up a bit. I do, however, try to get reasonable perspective and proportions.

So, I've decided to post the sketches that I do when Al and I go to our neighborhood parks. That's what I really enjoy, sketching in the park with Al relaxing beside me.

October 15, 2022 -November 4, 2023

Views from neighborhood parks.

These were done in Bee Paper Marker Journals, spiral-bound, 5.5 in. x 8 in. (14 cm x 20.3 cm). On some I used fountain pens, but mostly I used fineliners (Pitt Artist pens, Staedtler pigment liners, or Pigma Micron) and alcohol markers (Blick, Copic, and Ohuhu).

I occasionally bring a few markers with me and do some coloring at the park, but usually I do the coloring at home where I have all my markers and lots of colors to choose from. I take a few reference photos to remind me of shadows.

December 27, 2020 - July 16, 2022

Views from neighborhood parks.

These were done in a Quo Vadis hardbound blank notebook, ~4x6 in. (10x15 cm) with a fineliner or some kind of pen and colored pencils. On the last two I used alcohol markers.


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