Category Archives: architecture

VSW: Bellingham, Larrabee State Park

View of the Larrabee State Park, near Bellingham, WA, from a photo by “Complicated” on Flickr.  Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a Conklin Duragraph w/ 1.1 Stub with Super5 Australia ink. This one started … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 4 Giza Sphinx

View of the Sphinx, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Aussie Brown ink. If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 3 River

View of the river banks near the Valley of the Kings, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the images are posted in this closed facebook group — come join us! To hear … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 2 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun

View of the Mosque of Ahmad ibn TulunM from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Mostly inks, Taccia Kuro and Birmingham Horus Wagner Infield Brown. The inks moved into each other and did all kind of strange separations in the shadow. … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 1 Cairo

View of the city of Cairo, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 6

View of SF showing Coit Tower, Washington square, and the Bay Bridge in the distance.  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 7

View of SF showing the city center from the bay. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… … Continue reading

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Baby Yoda (for a contest…)

Don’t hate me…. Not a Baby Yoda fan… kinda creepy, frankly. I am an original Yoda fan! But there was a contest for a very nice pen and so, TWO Yoda beings within a couple weeks!  To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 5

Debi Taylor organized our virtual walk, and this is her standing with a statue of John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park. He was the supervisor for 53 years. Contour drawings are fun, and for me, stress relievers. I … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 4

The Yoda statue in San Francisco is filed in my virtual deity file, next to Buddha… How can I not?  He helped young Skywalker on his mission. Extraterrestrial Buddha! Also my first time out with my new Himalayan with the … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 3

Ink painting from pictures from Debi Taylor’s last visit to San Francisco. Sketch over watercolor pencil in Diamine Ancient Copper. Hard to control inks… they need to do what they need to do! Colors I used below. To hear about … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 2

Thanksgiving. I loved returning to regular sketching with a fast one of one of my favorite views in San Fransisco. cable cars.  When I was in college and early 20’s I stayed at the Stratford Hotel. I did a quick … Continue reading

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VSW: San Francisco, 1

It has been awhile since I sketched regularly… Taking a class and sketching thumbnails just isn’t the same! I have a couple days off here and NO family obligations and so, sketching and noshing with my sweetie… Wishing everyone a … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 12, Van Gogh Museum

I love this small museum.  Shows how modern buildings made of glass and stone can be sensitive and beautiful and welcoming.  I’d love to visit.  From a Google image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 11, Canals

I loved the image Brian posted for this sketch.. A lot can be done with minimal moves when you have little time, and this month showed that! Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 10, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? FPR Jaipur with Blackstone Brown Boronia ink. Thanks to Brian Thompstone for the image. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 8, Damrak Passage

Just for Inktober, started with a brown waterproof ink…. I think if I were a little kid I might be a little scared of this guy! And yes, it made me think of the famous scene with Audrey Hepburn and … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 9, Canals

Finished watercolor sketch, but this was done for a friend who is looking at how to treat windows… I apologize for the bad images – damn pencil is hard to photograph.) I tried to draw what goes on in my … Continue reading

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