Observation


Terri

05/27/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Terri sat down next to me and demanded I draw her. I had met her the previous day. She’d sat next to me for hours while I drew and talked to me quite a bit. I don’t want anyone to think of artists drawing in public as unapproachable […]

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05/26/2013

05/26/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. …not every picture has an interesting story behind it. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.      

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Pictured: Not a Wizard

TOP: 05/25/2013 Providence, RI Snogi Frozen Yogurt, Atwells Ave. BOTTOM: 05/26/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I probably should have divided this page into two posts. Oh well. The top half of this page is from Snogi over on Atwells Ave. The bottom half is from The Coffee Exchange on the day of Brown […]

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Orange haired Tailor

05/25/2013 Providence, RI Food Court, Providence Place Mall I think this was one of the first pages I inked with a Pentel Brush Pens. You can tell I’m still trying to figure out how to use it.   In order to drew the girl with the orange hair I had to look beyond a closer table with […]

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Hair

05/25/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I used to hate drawing hair. I hated drawing hair because I sucked at drawing hair. So I started treating hair like ribbons that sprouted out of the top of a person’s head and fell down around them. Then I would go back in and add contour lines, […]

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The Dread Captain Cap’n

05/25/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. The dude with dreads is a ship’s captain… or, at least, he has a boat. After seeing each other around the Coffee Exchange for months Cap’n came up one day and talked to me. He was very nice. Even invited me out on his boat. Well, sorta. More […]

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05/17/2013

05/17/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I really like the green girl’s breasts. Got your attention? Good. It would have been easy to just draw them as large. But they weren’t large so much as they were constricted and pushed up by the tight top she was wearing. That’s a subtle difference on paper […]

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Planter in DePasquale Square

05/16/2013 Providence, RI DePasquale Square by Venda Ravioli, Atwells Ave. I can draw non figurative work! Well, sorta, I mean, sure, it’s a faux Italian planter covered in figurative reliefs.  But, it’s technically an inanimate object. So, that’s gotta count for something, right?  I drew this late one night as popped collars and stilettos clacked […]

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05/14/2013

05/14/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. The woman on the left was done without ink. I skipped straight from the under drawing to coloring. I like how this came out; I’ll have to try this more often. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper. […]

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05/12/2013

05/12/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I don’t draw that many couples. Not out of disinterest, but because it’s hard to draw spontaneous moments of intimacy. Two figures means it takes twice as long to draw. Two figures also means it’s twice as likely that someone will move. Basically, the more people you draw […]

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05/24/2013

05/24/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Playing around with selective saturation. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.    

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Nikola

04/28/2013 Providence, RI Starbucks, Angell St.  &  Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Nikola is a barista at Coffee Exchange. He’s a really cool guy but, far more importantly, his name is Nikola! Like, Nikola Tesla! How cool is that? I wonder if he keeps pigeons like his namesake?  … I wonder if he has a death ray? […]

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Ghost Image

04/28/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I love the tan paper that I use… not much of a surprise considering everything in this gallery is drawn on it. But the pages are light, 70lb. Watercolors would destroy it and most media bleed through it. Which, actually, looks pretty cool. This is the positive image […]

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Around the Food Court

04/27/2013 Providence, RI Food Court, Providence Place Mall Various faces from the food court. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.    

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04/14/13 01

04/14/2013 Providence, RI Starbucks, Angell St. Sometimes a face just looks better as a disembodied husk against the swirling oblivion behind them. But, I didn’t have to tell you that… Made with: Staedtler & Prismacolor pencils, Faber-Castell Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.  

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04/14/2013 02

04/14/2013 Providence, RI Starbucks, Angell St. Sometimes as I draw a face I know it will look better photorealistic or cartoonish. Then there are times like this one where both faces were less about the likeness and more about sculpting the face with light… which is a highfalutin way of saying I remembered to draw […]

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Abstract Lemonade

04/01/2013 Providence, RI Starbucks, Angell St. People flipping through my sketch book always like this woman’s face. The truth is it just wasn’t a very good drawing. When I finished sketching it from observation it was lackluster. I didn’t get enough information or, the right information, to make it really unique. If I proceeded to […]

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Flower Dress Denim Jacket

03/31/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I’m not sure if the girl in the flower dress was just the nervous sort or uncomfortable because I was drawing her. I have all these rules in my head that govern when it’s kosher to draw someone. If they’re sitting down they have to be 7-8 feet […]

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03 17-18 2013

03/17&18/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Just some people… and their faces. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.    

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Gotta Respect The

03/17/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Look, I could tell you I didn’t just draw her because of her ass. But we both know I’d be lying. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.  

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Olive and Pink

  03/17/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. It was an olive green trench coat with bright pink lining; how could I not draw that?Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.

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Terri

05/27/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Terri sat down next to me and demanded I draw her. I had met her the previous day. She’d sat next to me for hours while I drew and talked to me quite a bit. I don’t want anyone to think of artists drawing in public as unapproachable […]

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05/26/2013

05/26/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. …not every picture has an interesting story behind it. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.      

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Pictured: Not a Wizard

TOP: 05/25/2013 Providence, RI Snogi Frozen Yogurt, Atwells Ave. BOTTOM: 05/26/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I probably should have divided this page into two posts. Oh well. The top half of this page is from Snogi over on Atwells Ave. The bottom half is from The Coffee Exchange on the day of Brown […]

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Orange haired Tailor

05/25/2013 Providence, RI Food Court, Providence Place Mall I think this was one of the first pages I inked with a Pentel Brush Pens. You can tell I’m still trying to figure out how to use it.   In order to drew the girl with the orange hair I had to look beyond a closer table with […]

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Hair

05/25/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I used to hate drawing hair. I hated drawing hair because I sucked at drawing hair. So I started treating hair like ribbons that sprouted out of the top of a person’s head and fell down around them. Then I would go back in and add contour lines, […]

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The Dread Captain Cap’n

05/25/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. The dude with dreads is a ship’s captain… or, at least, he has a boat. After seeing each other around the Coffee Exchange for months Cap’n came up one day and talked to me. He was very nice. Even invited me out on his boat. Well, sorta. More […]

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05/17/2013

05/17/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I really like the green girl’s breasts. Got your attention? Good. It would have been easy to just draw them as large. But they weren’t large so much as they were constricted and pushed up by the tight top she was wearing. That’s a subtle difference on paper […]

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Planter in DePasquale Square

05/16/2013 Providence, RI DePasquale Square by Venda Ravioli, Atwells Ave. I can draw non figurative work! Well, sorta, I mean, sure, it’s a faux Italian planter covered in figurative reliefs.  But, it’s technically an inanimate object. So, that’s gotta count for something, right?  I drew this late one night as popped collars and stilettos clacked […]

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05/14/2013

05/14/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. The woman on the left was done without ink. I skipped straight from the under drawing to coloring. I like how this came out; I’ll have to try this more often. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper. […]

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05/12/2013

05/12/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. I don’t draw that many couples. Not out of disinterest, but because it’s hard to draw spontaneous moments of intimacy. Two figures means it takes twice as long to draw. Two figures also means it’s twice as likely that someone will move. Basically, the more people you draw […]

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05/24/2013

05/24/2013 Providence, RI Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Playing around with selective saturation. Made with: Prismacolor pencils, Pentel 101 Brush Pen, Faber-Castel Pens, Prismacolor and various markers, on Catchet  paper.    

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Nikola

04/28/2013 Providence, RI Starbucks, Angell St.  &  Coffee Exchange, Wickenden St. Nikola is a barista at Coffee Exchange. He’s a really cool guy but, far more importantly, his name is Nikola! Like, Nikola Tesla! How cool is that? I wonder if he keeps pigeons like his namesake?  … I wonder if he has a death ray? […]

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