Mar 28, 2012

March 2012: Sketching in the Snow

Finally the winter came to the Sierra Mountains and we got to ski a bit, and make some snow people-animals, play with dogs in the snow powder and sketch a little :)

March 2012: Sketching in the Snow

Mar 26, 2012

Overview of Sketchbook #62

This book is full of experiments, not so good paper, ink and more experiments. Lots of pages were not worth scanning - but here is the rest.

March 2012: Early Morning

March 2012: Early Morning by apple-pine
March 2012: Early Morning, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

It's dark in the morning again. And cold. No color in the flowers - just dry grayness - for another 30 minutes or so :)

Mar 21, 2012

Rocking Treasures

March 2012: Treasures by apple-pine
March 2012: Treasures, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
I had only mi little soft-covered moleskine with me - so these are taped in my sketchbook later - but painted in the park with small watercolor set.
March 2012: Treasures

Mar 20, 2012

Did you notice the new look?

I wanted to do a winter update but we did not have one this year - and now it's March and despite some rain storms, which make up for some of the lost weather, this is definitely SPRING! :)

Mar 19, 2012

March 18, 2012


Badger Log, originally uploaded by apple-pine.
I've been looking for a four leaf clover all day yesterday but did not find one. So I made one out of paper for you. It doesn't look like a REAL one - so I drew a monster face on it - this is a four leaf monster for you :)

March 17, 2012


Badger Log, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I'm going to find a leprechaun... soon...

Mar 17, 2012

Trip to Cal Academy of Sciences

Wonderful, sunny day in San Francisco with amazing creatures we met in the aquarium section of the Cal Academy!
March 2012: Cal Academy of Sciences
Ballpoint pen is winning race in this sketchbook again :)
Overall I have to admit that sketching on a work day in Cal Academy is much simpler as not that many people stick their fingers in my paints or grab my pencils or push me away from my subject :)
March 2012: Cal Academy of Sciences
March 2012: Cal Academy of Sciences

Mar 13, 2012

March 2012: Another Lunch

March 2012: Another Lunch by apple-pine
March 2012: Another Lunch, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

What can I say - making very very hot sandwich is a great solution to my draw-before-you-eat problem - I had a good reason for a few minute sketch :)

Oh - and I nibbled on some tomatoes and bell peppers while drawing :)

Mar 3, 2012

February 2012: Forest

February 2012: Forest by apple-pine
February 2012: Forest, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
I am adding more color to my current sketchbook and trying different pens.
February 2012: View

Sketchbook #109: It's a tooth giving season in our home.

True Story: "Mom, want a tooth?" "Yes!" "Here" :) Read what happened next in my sketch :) Another one came...