Urban sketches at Flickr

URBAN SKETCHES AT FLICKR

I enjoy drawing the streets and the people of Seattle. And I enjoy seeing other artists' sketches of their own cities just as much....

One hour sk

ONE HOUR SK

The bigger the format, the longer it usually takes me to do a sketch. This one on my bigger Moleskine took me about an hour -coloring...

 
 
 
No more smoke breaks for me

NO MORE SMOKE BREAKS FOR ME

I quit smoking in November of 2002, about thirteen years after buying my first pack when I was in college. When I see people leaving...

Sketchcrawling in Seattle

SKETCHCRAWLING IN SEATTLE

My wishes came true and the rain went away for most of the day. We even had some nice sun breaks that made sketching at the Olympic...

 
 
 
Sketchcrawling in Seattle

SKETCHCRAWLING IN SEATTLE

Here are the rest of sketches I did during Saturday's sketchcrawl. It was a blast to meet other Seattle sketchers. I can't wait for...

Ghost cars

GHOST CARS

One of the many gratifying things for me about having a blog, besides getting to redesign it every now and then as I did last night,...

 
 
 
Mini sketchcrawl at the Ballard locks

MINI SKETCHCRAWL AT THE BALLARD LOCKS

I met my sketching pals Tim and Tony from last Sunday's sketchcrawl again yesterday. Instead of waiting for the next global sketchcrawl...

More 'waiting-at-the-red-light' sk

MORE 'WAITING-AT-THE-RED-LIGHT' SK

I found a couple of pages from a year old sketchbook with more notes taken in the car while waiting for the traffic light to turn green....

 
 
 
The man behind el blog

THE MAN BEHIND EL BLOG

The nice people at 'skine.art , a website for art in Moleskine sketchbooks, just did a spotlight about yours truly. Give it a good...

Solstice sketchcrawl

SOLSTICE SKETCHCRAWL

These are some of the sketches I did Saturday during the 19th World Wide Sketchcrawl , Seattle edition. We are not a very organized...

 
 
 
Solstice sketchcrawl

SOLSTICE SKETCHCRAWL

After the Solstice Parade finished I wandered around and did a few more sketches before calling it a day. Fremont has a lot of great...

Bye bye el blog, hello Seattle Sk

BYE BYE EL BLOG, HELLO SEATTLE SK

When I started blogging in October of 2006 I wasn't really sure what I was trying to do. My blog didn't even have a title at the beginning....

 
 
 
Two Union Square

TWO UNION SQUARE

I always have a hard time remembering the name of this skyscraper. I actually wrote Two One Plaza on my sketchbook instead of Two Union...

Downtown skyline from West Seattle

DOWNTOWN SKYLINE FROM WEST SEATTLE

Getting back to the regular blog fare after yesterday's video , here are the drawings I did in West Seattle last Friday. We parked...

 
 
 
The Deadliest Catch

THE DEADLIEST CATCH

So, have you watched Discovery's The Deadliest Catch ? It's a terrific show that documents crab fishing in Alaska's Bering Sea with...

About me

ABOUT ME

I am a Spaniard living and drawing in the U.S. since 1998. After bouncing from coast to coast following opportunities in the newspaper...

 
 
 
Lake Union Park

LAKE UNION PARK

08.22.08 - 7:51 p.m. The sun is starting to set over Lake Union Park. Details from the spread above. Despite the beautiful geographic...

Caught in the act

CAUGHT IN THE ACT

Interstate 5 from Eastlake Ave. E and Aloha St. Drawn on location with Pigma Micron 08 on pocket moleskine sketchbook. Gouache colors...

 
 
 
Do you know who lives at the top of the Smith Tower?

DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES AT THE TOP OF THE SMITH TOWER?

Drawn right outside Union Station with Pigma Micron 08 pen on big moleskine sketchbook. When it opened in 1914, the 42-story Smith...

Happy New Year from an urban sk

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM AN URBAN SK

Also available on You Tube and Flickr . One of the highlights of my year has been to start Urban Sketchers. So I'm going to say goodbye...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Birds, Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine...

Birds, Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For Sale, “After the Storm” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

I love exaggerating the colors of the objects I paint but in this painting I tried to calm them down. I wanted to express the feeling of rest after going through a “storm”. The... Read more ...

Murray Centre, Downe House School / Design Engine Architects

Murray Centre, Downe House School / Design Engine Architects

Courtesy of Design Engine Architects Architects: Design Engine Architects Location: Downe House Hermitage Rd Col, Hermitage Rd, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9JJ, United... Read more ...

OMA / Shohei Shigematsu to Reimagine Sotheby's New York Headquarters

OMA / Shohei Shigematsu to Reimagine Sotheby's New York Headquarters

© OMA New York Renowned auction house Sotheby's has unveiled a dramatic OMA/Shohei Shigematsu-designed expansion and re-imagination of their New York City headquarters... Read more ...

Flower Still Life, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8

Flower Still Life, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8

Today I painted a flower. Read more ...

Centennial house / IGASO architects & planners

Centennial house / IGASO architects & planners

© Jeong Min Seok Architects: IGASO architects & planners Location: 76-5, World Cup buk-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Residential Lead Architects: Joong In... Read more ...

Light Vault / Chamberlain Architects

Light Vault / Chamberlain Architects

© Derek Swalwell Architects: Chamberlain Architects Location: Brighton, Australia Category: Houses Lead Architects: Ella Leoncio, Glen Chamberlain, Kathryn McCullough Area... Read more ...

RoamCouch in Honolulu, Hawaii

RoamCouch in Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese street artist Ryo Ogawa, better know as RoamCouch, recently flew to Hawaii to participate in POW! WOW! HAWAII 2019. After one month of preparing a hand-cut stencil, he... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Fold has the First True Folding Screen and 6 Cameras

Samsung Galaxy Fold has the First True Folding Screen and 6 Cameras

Samsung today kicked off a new mobile category with its pioneering Galaxy Fold. The device features a 7.3-inch folding screen and 6 cameras. It's a smartphone and tablet... Read more ...

Land of Dreams, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Land of Dreams, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Land of Dreams8x10 oil on board This is the third in my series of playing with color. I had fun coming up with this color combination and working with the texture created by... Read more ...

Abstract Music Art Painting, Oil Painting, “Bach Invention” by Texas Artist...

Abstract Music Art Painting, Oil Painting, “Bach Invention” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 18"x24" x1.5" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...