A Bit of Sketching Here and There

Christina Wald's Sketchbook Musings
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Playing around in the sketchbook after a day of painting pictures of crustaceans for a project.
In keeping with the Peter Capaldi theme, here he is as Cardinal Richelieu.

More playing with portraits…

christinawald:

Playing around in the sketchbook after a day of painting pictures of crustaceans for a project.

In keeping with the Peter Capaldi theme, here he is as Cardinal Richelieu.

More playing with portraits…

Here is the rest of my Portland sketchbook covering the Icon 8 illustration convention and a little of our trip to the cascades. I finally have scanned most of them in.

It has been a non-stop tsunami of work since I got back in town and I an trying to keep from being swept away in a wave of all-nighters.

After the conference we took tours of some local wineries, saw the Cascade mountains, the site of Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel and Mt. Hood.

We also had a great time visiting with friends that just moved to Portland (who we miss already) and met many new friends.

Here is the first set covering the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. http://christinawaldsketches.tumblr.com/post/92018691160/first-set-of-sketches-from-my-trip-to-portland-or

First set of sketches from my trip to Portland, OR before the Icon Illustration conference started. As you can see, we went to a lot of gardens.

The top is a view of the Broadway Bridge from our condo.

More soon from the tip!

Several more sketches from the mini sketchbook in Chicago.

The Water Tower in Chicago done last Friday while we ate Garrett popcorn. I put a little color on it this week while painting other projects.

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The Water Tower in Chicago done last Friday while we ate Garrett popcorn. I put a little color on it this week while painting other projects.

Some of my favorite sketches from my mini-sketchbook done at the Chicago Urban Sketching seminar.

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Still dabbling in portraits in the sketchbook. We saw X-Men Monday and loved it in spite of the Kitty Pryde heresy.
Jame McAvoy is very good in the movie though.
One of the first movies I saw him in was Atonement. My friend who went with me commented on how depressing it was even though the name is not exactly a positive one.

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Still dabbling in portraits in the sketchbook. We saw X-Men Monday and loved it in spite of the Kitty Pryde heresy.

Jame McAvoy is very good in the movie though.

One of the first movies I saw him in was Atonement. My friend who went with me commented on how depressing it was even though the name is not exactly a positive one.

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Happy Birthday Vincent Price! Today’s warm up sketch.

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Happy Birthday Vincent Price! Today’s warm up sketch.

Went sketching today at Miami Whitewater. I have always wanted to draw the swan boats. I want to rent one and take it out on the lake even more; probably too old though… (Me, not the boats…)

Went sketching today at Miami Whitewater. I have always wanted to draw the swan boats. I want to rent one and take it out on the lake even more; probably too old though… (Me, not the boats…)

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Warm up sketch of Neil Gaiman in watercolor. Playing around with portraits.

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Warm up sketch of Neil Gaiman in watercolor. Playing around with portraits.


Morning sketching session at Krohn Conservatory after checking out the butterfly exhibit with my friends Vanessa and Amy. They have a bunch a caged tropical birds there as well.
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Morning sketching session at Krohn Conservatory after checking out the butterfly exhibit with my friends Vanessa and Amy. They have a bunch a caged tropical birds there as well.

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