posting from MCDs

Hayward, CA August 12, 2012. We're all at McDonald's tonight; not to eat, just to use the internet. Meanwhile, the long wait for service from AT&T continues into the 3rd week. We spent the day up in Pittsburg, CA, going to church with some friends up there we knew in Germany. This sketch is a quickie, showing the front of the townhouses where we are living. I still haven't seen one drop of rain since we landed in California in the middle of June, and I'm not complaining. (My son just bought a cheeseburger, so I don't feel so bad now.) Have a good week.

6 comments:

stjepanlukac said...

Found your artworks on Urban Sketchers Basel - amazing stuff!

Also the videos on your channel are really instructive.

stjepanlukac said...

Found your artworks on Urban Sketchers Basel - amazing stuff!

Also your youtube-videos are really instructive and inspirational.

RobCarey said...

Thank you!

Rene Fijten said...

Glad to hear you are finding your way. I found your house on Google streetview, looks very nice with the little park in front (at least if I got it right).
You're gonna miss the rain...

stjepanlukac said...

Your sketches look very lifelike without getting too attached to detail.

Do you have any advice on how to sketch something as complex as a scenery?

RobCarey said...

Rene- you found our house! Amazing tool, Google streetview. Yes, it's a very pleasant place. If you ever come through San Francisco, send me note.

Advice on sketching? I would say begin with drawing still life. Everything in a scene is just a collection of still life objects before you. At least there's a place to start.