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DAN AT 8 WEEKS

At 8 weeks, our son Dan was starting to look like himself. We really noticed how he looked unique when we compared him to other babies...

SKETCH O'THE WEEK- TOM WAITS!

This week's sketch is musician, composer, songwriter and actor Tom Waits. Oh sure, he's a multiple Grammy winner, was named one of...

 
 
 

COMING OUT SOON! THE URBAN SKETCHING HANDBOOK:SPOTLIGHT ON NATURE

I am excited to announce that in May 2022, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Spotlight on Nature will be coming out. I co-wrote this book...

"The Environments Needed to be Abstracted": Stefan Dechant on The Tragedy of Macbeth

"THE ENVIRONMENTS NEEDED TO BE ABSTRACTED": STEFAN DECHANT ON THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Set Stills. The Tragedy of Macbeth. Image via Stefan Dechant Stefan Dechant is a production designer with over 25 years of experience...

 
 
 
Sketching on the Road

SKETCHING ON THE ROAD

Today my husband and I drove from Seattle to Buckley, WA to check on his pick up truck that we are having fixed. I thought it would...

Interior Panoramas

INTERIOR PANORAMAS

Seattle Central Library The landscape 5.5 x 8.5 " watercolor sketchbook lends itself rather well to a panoramic view when opened fully...

 
 
 
Getting Back into Watercolor

GETTING BACK INTO WATERCOLOR

I have taken a bit of a hiatus from my watercolor study. Just pure watercolor. I become torn with sketching the pen and ink and watercolor...

Sketching the Grand Staircase at Suzzallo Library

SKETCHING THE GRAND STAIRCASE AT SUZZALLO LIBRARY

Sunday Seattle Urban Sketchers gathered at Suzzallo Library to sketch. The weather was rainy and windy, so the library was a great...

 
 
 

A NEW YEAR OF PAINTING AND PLANTS

Another year has passed and I've just completed the first 2022 pages in the sketchbook. This is a continuation of the same project...

Watch Freddie Gibbs In SNL‘s Cut-For-Time Rap Video “All On Me”

WATCH FREDDIE GIBBS IN SNL‘S CUT-FOR-TIME RAP VIDEO “ALL ON ME”

Freddie Gibbs makes an appearance in a Saturday Night Live sketch that was cut for time from this weekend's episode, which was supposed...

 
 
 

SOME WEE SCOTTISH PAINTINGS

View in browser "Skye Sheep" 6x8 oil - Available I recently needed to paint a few small pieces and to have them dry quickly so I could...

Teeming with Leaves and Grasses, Oil Paintings Cloaked in Lush Foliage Evoke the Forest Floor

TEEMING WITH LEAVES AND GRASSES, OIL PAINTINGS CLOAKED IN LUSH FOLIAGE EVOKE THE FOREST FLOOR

All images © JA Paunkovic, shared with permission Thick foliage in shades of green sprout from every inch of JA Paunkovic 's canvases....

 
 
 
Tom Hanks and David Spade Had A Horrible ‘SNL' Sketch That Completely “Bombed”

TOM HANKS AND DAVID SPADE HAD A HORRIBLE ‘SNL' SKETCH THAT COMPLETELY “BOMBED”

Show it to us, SNL!

2023 Honda HR-V teased with rugged looks

2023 HONDA HR-V TEASED WITH RUGGED LOOKS

Honda on Thursday provided a first look at its redesigned HR-V in a pair of teaser sketches. The new subcompact crossover is due out...

 
 
 
ArchDaily New Brand Image

ARCHDAILY NEW BRAND IMAGE

When we started ArchDaily 14 years ago, we wanted to represent it through the archetypal image of a building, in an isometric view,...

SKETCH O'THE WEEK- BRUNO MARS!

This week's sketch is a young Bruno Mars. As always, the original is available in the Studio Store. This one is a little smaller than...

 
 
 

LÉON BAKST - PART 4

A much underestimated figure in Russian art, Leon Bakst is best known for the decorative art which he created for Sergei Diaghilev...

NEGOTIATING WITH MANCHIN IS LIKE PLAYING ON AN 'ETCH A SKETCH' BECAUSE HIS OPINION CHANGES BASED ON THE LAST PERSON HE TALKED TO, DEMOCRATS SAY

Senator Joe Manchin speaks with Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services , before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee...

 
 
 

SKETCHING AT THE BAR - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE SK

Much fun even for a teetotaler like me. And folks there knew what I was up to and they didn't care. They were having a good time ringing...

A BIG WELCOME TO THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

Genine is a long time Interior and Industrial Designer and Urban Sketcher who currently lives in Bogota, Colombia. Previously she lived...