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 ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

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Cafe Oriente / LABOTORY

Cafe Oriente / LABOTORY

© Yong Joon Choi Architects: LABOTORY Location: 682-16 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea Area: 58.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Yong Joon Choi © Yong Joon... Read more ...

Lollipops painting

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"Winter Day", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

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Bold Expressive Still Life Art Painting "Evening" by Santa Fe Artist Annie...

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Tickling Time" by International...

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Contemporary Seascape Paintings. Take a journey over the the horizon through time to that peaceful place that you know so well. The behavior of matter circling into dimensional... Read more ...

Adobe Lightroom Update Adds Preset and Profile Sync and More

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Adobe has just announced its June 2018 release of Lightroom CC, and one of the big features found in the update is preset and profile synchronization. It allows you to sync... Read more ...

Frozen, Ryota Kajita

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Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort / Achterboschzantman Architecten

Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort / Achterboschzantman Architecten

© Anna de Leeuw Architects: Achterboschzantman Architecten Location: Laying, Jiangsu, China Lead Architects: Hans Achtergosch, Liang Wei Area: 6000.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...