Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall is great, but tends to be a bit too crowded and filled with toddlers sprinting around. The NASM Udvar-Hazy Center out in Virginia on the other hand is a huge facility with some incredibly awesome aircraft on display, and a much calmer space to sketch about.
You could return there a dozen times and never be lacking for a new interesting, fascinating, and awe-inspiring subjects to sketch, from the Discovery shuttle, WWII planes, aircraft from the birth of flight and every era of flight you can imagine.
And the conservation facility shows a bit of the process involved in restoring and maintaining the amazing pieces at the museum.
Monday, May 26, 2014
I had been interested in visiting F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre's resting place for some time, and finally found a good reason to as my sister told me their anniversary as coming up (the couple was married April 3rd 1920). So the first weekend after we got ingredients together for some Gin Rickeys, drove out to Rockville, MD to a small church surrounded by commercial plazas and paid our respects.
We made a couple drinks for F. Scott and Zelda, but already there was a collection of pens, books, stones, flowers and coins left by other admirers with similar intentions.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I'm a little late sharing, but this is a sketch from the tower of the Old Post Office Pavillion in DC. We headed there for our most recent sketchcrawl (and later found out well we timed our visit, as the site was just a couple weeks away from a major renovation) thanks to the suggestion of Matt Malone.
The highlight of the sketchcrawl was the amazing view to be had from the clock tower, an open air space with 360 degrees of DC around it. It was fricking freezing though, so I didn't manage much more than a few chicken scratches before retreating back to the main hall. I have a few pages of unfinished drawings, but this one I managed to get done after paying it a little more attention at home.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Ricardo pointed out to our sketchcrawl group that The Dying Gaul was on temporary loan to the NGA, and gathered a bunch of us to go sketch it. While the crowd around the sculpture was deep, everyone found a decent unobstructed view or two to draw from.