Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fleeting Moments

Sitting in a coffee shop in  Beaverton a girl walks up to the counter, my friend with me says, "Sketch her." I quickly open my book bust out my pen and I sketch her as quick as I can, because in just a few seconds she'll move, or be gone. I try to remember the details, the colors, the pattern on her pants, the wrinkles in her sweatshirt, her lean. She is gone, and I fill in the background with little scratchy bits of pen here and there taking note of the details, colors, and textures. When I'm home I use my watercolors and pencils and fill in the colors and patterns from memory. A sketch, an idea, a fleeting moment, is captured.

Edge Coffee - Beaverton


  1. Not many can create a lovely sketch in a brief time and then describe the process so accurately and poetically. Congratulations!

  2. Wonderful commentary on the (quick) drawing process....and your results are great.

  3. Thank you very much! We do what we love, then share it with the world and hope for a kind response. Very kind words, very much appreciated.