Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Landscapes Sketches

Thanks to everyone for all the feedback on the last post. I really appreciate it.

I like to think of my sketchbook as a visual journal. Looking back at my drawings I can remember everything that went on the day I drew each image.

I find sketching landscapes very therapeutic and relaxing. It is always my goal to do more. These were all drawn in different areas. I used prismacolor pencils on all of these.

An old railroad bridge in Pacheco

A view of the Pacheco Cemetery

Walnut Creek. These were done in the neighborhood near the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

Temescal Lake Recreational Park. The Oakland Hills are in the background.

Brionies Recreational Park. There was no one on this road for the longest time. I was about to finish the sketch when a Jeep came rolling by, kicking up some dust. I decided to draw it in.

A cowboy parked his trailer right in front of me and took his horse on the trail.

San Ramon Park

I sketched this at the Martinez Marina. This is a great place to draw and paint. The city of Martinez is a beautiful place. John Muir, the famous naturalist and author, knew what he was doing when he settled down in Martinez, California.

I was really captivated by the shapes of these trees. I had to draw them.