Saturday, April 20, 2013

Portland Streetcorner


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Portland Streetcorner

Yesterday, it was chilly and rainy so I was sketching from inside the Starbucks across from Powell's.

Powell's from the corner of NW 11th and NW Couch

When a car pulled away, a much more human story was revealed...


Homeless Man and Dog under Plastic, Streetroots Seller

5 comments:

  1. I like this technique of markers on the toned paper, very bold and powerful look. And the story you captured here is a key facet of urban life that is so often overlooked...Well done.

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  2. Thank you, Katura. I've always admired those of you who tell stories with your drawings.Those urban stories are everywhere and I want to focus on them more often.

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  3. Your lampposts are wonderful with that highlight of white. I applaud you...as they are my particular nemesis. Anyway fantastic commentary on Powells' culture.

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  4. Thank you, Deb. I know what you mean about the lampposts. I've drawn Portland's lampposts so many times and they always come out kind of wonky.

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  5. Very nice details, VIcky. I agree about the lamp posts. Those are hard to draw convincingly. I also like the white marker on toned paper. Is that the white Pitt Pen?

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