Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Evening of June 26th... Mark visits the pub.

Greetings, fair world!

After a long, ten hour shift at the "job," I decided to head out of Milwaukie, and wander on over to the Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub. There, I settled into a comfortable spot, and began to draw. Well, first came a few sips of some tasty stout, the Black Lab Stout, then came the sketching.

I decided to toss another one of our favorite feathered friends into the mix, and below you will find the outcome of ale, and pen.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Loggerhead Turtle, a sketch ~

Happy Sunday, Folks!

A little something from Saturday ~ pen & ink, in my 5.5 X 8.5 inch journal ~ Loggerhead Hatchling! I'd love to have one of these little critters, but of course it wouldn't be quite legal, would it? And weighing in at around 250 pounds or so, they would be a bit of a handful ~



Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Chick Walks Into A Bar.....

Greetings from near Portland ~

It looks like the rain is back, and I really don't mind it. This kind of weather is fine for catching up on a good book, or doing some sketching indoors. My latest sketch was drawn a couple of nights ago at The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, in SE Portland. I think it kind of speaks for itself!



Monday, June 9, 2014

Sketch of the day: June 9th ~ Belmont Goat!

Happy Monday!

We visited The Belmont Goats in SE Portland a couple of weekends ago: this pen and ink sketch portrays one of the members of that herd ~ a very friendly critter that posed for us, and asked for a lengthy back-rub.
Micron 02 and 05 pens in my little 5.5 X 8 inch sketch pad.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Daily Sketch: 6.6.14 ~ Rooster!

Greetings, and Happy Friday!

I started this sketch early yesterday morning, just before work and didn't have a chance until after work tonight to do that proud bird justice, so here is the latest sketch of the day, for two days! The morning sketching consisted of about twenty minutes or so of pencil, and tonight perhaps an hour of inking....... so perhaps it's a bit more than a sketch, but still not a polished drawing.


~ Mark

Friday, June the 6th, 2014.
Clackamas, Oregon

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sketch of the Day, 6/3/14 ~ Raven

Hello, Folks ~

Well, I started a quick sketch of the day before bed and got only a little into it, so this one could be continued at a further date. In any case, it's a study of a raven, in pen & ink. I love ravens and crows, and they are always a challenge!




Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My humble Studio ~ 6/3/14

Greetings and salutations!

Many artists spend much of their time outside, sketching and painting the world around us. I sometimes do that, but I'm also often inside when I'm toying with my artsy-fartsy stuff. I thought I'd share an image or two of my home studio, and some of the tools I often use.



Monday, June 2, 2014

Sketch of the Day: June 2, 2014 ~ Rooster!

Greetings from Clackamas!

Today was a fine, beautiful day off, third of four before heading back to the coal mines of my regular job at the warehouse, better known as Things From Another World! I spent the morning with a dear friend, then wandered on home to ponder my sketchbook ~ out of which came today's pen & ink drawing of the rooster displayed before you. I hope you enjoy it!