Friday, April 29, 2005

Water tower off Hoyt Ave on U of M, St. Paul campus. Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Parking Lot Posted by Hello

Smoke butt. What's the deal with throwing these things on the ground anyway? Do smokers think that the birds come along and eat them or something? I mean, I know some people who would never throw a candy wrapper on the ground, but think nothing of throwing a smoke butt on the ground. I don't get it. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 18, 2005

U of M. At the river. Posted by Hello

Friday, April 15, 2005

Como Park Bandshell.

You know, as I proceed with this activity, I find myself thinking more about the nature of what I'm drawing. I suppose that's why I'm doing this, to perhaps recover some lost skills, but more importantly, to figure out what really appeals to me about drawing.

So, for example, in the past few days, I've discovered what most formally taught "artists" probably learn in the first day, that is, to think about the nature of what you are drawing.

Take trees, for example. I find that I can sketch a much better tree if I think about how a tree grows. It doesn't grow from the sky down to the ground. Rather, it starts out as a shoot in the ground, which gradually splits off into another shoot, depending on wind, sun, rain, etc. Which in turn sprouts another shoot, etc. Furthermore, this basic "treeness" pervades the entire tree. Another way to look at it, every branch of a tree is a sketch of a small tree itself, and every twig on that branch is another small sketch of a tree.

OK. Maybe too much philosophy going on here. They are just sketches, after all.
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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Korean War Memorial - State Capitol. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Waiting for the dentist. Parking lot of HealthPartners at Como and Hwy 280. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 11, 2005

Stone bridge in Mears Park. Sixth and Sibley. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Park Bridge - 4th and Sibley Posted by Hello

Monday, April 04, 2005

Little Tree

Little Tree... where Jackson meets the river. This was maybe the first comfortable day of the year. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Benny in the snow Posted by Hello

Benny and his rope toy Posted by Hello

Natalie at McCullough Park Posted by Hello

Friday, April 01, 2005

Benny sniffs his butt. Posted by Hello

Robert Street Lift Bridge. Posted by Hello