I’ve always loved sketching construction work on the streets, so it’s a treat to get to sketch a process like that right at home. What started as a “maybe we need to fix that broken kitchen cabinet” snowballed into a much bigger project. Here are sketches from the process. Painting the front door before it […]

Dibujar lo cotidiano

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t need a big event or exciting travels to be inspired to sketch. Everyday moments are worth recording. Like this quiet weekend morning, where (miraculously) everyone at home was occupied and sitting still long enough for a super-quick sketch. Or these two sketches of my kids practicing […]

Señales de verano

Hay quien dice que en California siempre es verano. Pero sólo es verano cuando el Farmers' Market está repleto de melocotones y ciruelas, nectarinas y albaricoques. Y todo tipo de frutas cruzadas: ¿has oído hablar alguna vez del pluot? o del peachcot? Están aquí, en el mercado agrícola local de San José. Y están literalmente a reventar [...]

Carteles antiguos

Es una obsesión reciente. He estado rastreando y dibujando señales cerca de San José, California.Lo bueno de la caza de estas señales ocultas es que de vez en cuando alguien me escribe y me habla de una señal que no he dibujado, y a veces es sorprendente lo mucho que no he descubierto de lugares que son bastante [...]

Carrera de Pinewood Derby con mi hijo de 6 años

My 6 year old is a boy scout, so we were introduced to our very first Pinewood Derby Race this year. If you grew up in the US and were a scout, or had a scout for a sibling, you probably know how this works ( and might even have a few little pinewood cars […]

Lo que falta es la gente.

Sometimes I sketch a street, a building, something from the urban landscape around me. And it just doesn’t look right. Usually what I missing is the people. People passing by, crowds, the lone person making their way down an alley- they are all such an integral part of the urban landscape. And drawing them is […]

Dibujar (pequeñas) personas

Sometimes the people in a scene make my sketch come alive. But sometimes, especially kids, capture my attention to where they become front and center of my sketches, and their environment is something that surrounds them and gives them context, but only barely. Which always raises the question, are they Urban Sketches? Some obviously are, […]

The end of soccer season, the start of barbecue season…

Feels like summer is here! Soccer season is over, and barbecue season is here. I didn’t go watch too many of my son’s soccer games this season, but when I did go, I sketched. Little fellows, pretty close to the ground, scooting around a field are fun to draw. They remind me of goblins. Thank […]

¿Conoces a tu Dickens?

You know it’s almost Christmas when you find a production of Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ being performed at your local grocery store. That’s just what happened this Saturday: our neighborhood Whole Foods announced that San Jose Youth Shakespeare was performing the play at the store, so I was there. With my sketchkit, ofcourse. If you […]

Soccer Season is here!

Fall Soccer season is here, and I have a kid that plays with the Dynamites and another that plays with the Broncos, but if you ask me which team which kid belongs to, I’m never very sure. But I do go to practice and games and shout “Go Broncos” and “Go Dynamites”, and I sketch. […]