Rainy sky studies

Clouds hiptonize me, the sky today was simply gorgeous, many tones of grays and purples, blues and some times the sun shows up and the spring colors of the grass and tres just pop up. I’m trying my new portfolio with strings binder instead of the regular sketchbooks I am buying now. I like this paper and its cheaper for the daily sketches I am doing, also I add different types of paper as kraft, pencil and black pastel paper.


Purple mini flowers

This morning was very humid and rainy but I wanted to do a run, I returned home sopping but happy with this sketch, near the river is this cummulus of purple grasses in fact are little mini flowers, you can see the trail in the left corner, this is the tomahawk creek trail near Deer Creel golf club (right)

It’s interesting how drops of rain can help you to have a loose watercolor XD Hope you like this


March Madness and the restroom long line

I am not a huge fan of basketball but Kansas city was playing at home!! so we have to be there to enjoy the party and see how Kansasnians celebrate, so here we are having fun, watching the game, enjoying a cold beer in a cold night with 44 heaters on the top of the Kansas City Live! Hundreds of people watching and cheering, after 11 points of disvantage people starts to get worried some minutes later, Kansas is out of the tournament, no more basketball this year for Kansas, but the party continued and I had to attend a natures call so I went to the ladies room and the line was no the exception for the hundreds of people wanting to do the same thing as me, but the difference I always have a sketchbook on my bag, so I have more than enough time to do a sketch from people on the line, and here it is, some people look with blue faces cause the phones light haha. I have to add more color later, light was very dark there. Hope you like it!!

Sketch Car challenge #100carsoneweek 

My friend Tammy Lynn Dickerson started a challenge to dra 100 cars in one week. I know!! I love challenges and I have to be in doing this! and this topic is one of my favorites, I love cars and I like to add in my regular paintings trying not to avoid them, they put a interesting feeling in a painting. I remember when I did photography my pictures looked like studio pictures, sometimes I used to spent the double of the time waiting for people don’t appear on my pictures and once a friend of mine ask me, How do you do to take your pictures without people? And that was challenging, then I make more tests and found that people and common things make a picture or a painting more interesting, makes a sense of dimensions, life and action, so cars in urbansketching are a must! so let’s practice. If you sometime want to check some of my pictures without people follow the link on Flickr


If you want to join the challenge use the #100carsoneweek

Some cars parked outside my front door. I sketch from the first floor that’s why the perspective looks from the top

Mazda 3

If you want to join the challenge use the #100carsoneweek