Out and about over the holidays I managed to make some quick location sketches around Portland, Oregon. These were done rapidly, on the hoof, as it was a lot colder and wetter up north!
Vignette views of downtown Portland
Free standing wall in the Pearl District
'The Steel Bridge'
'The old oak'
Native American lodge recreation at Ridgefield
Back in San Francisco I passed a couple of days in and around Chinatown where I was able to make longer studies. I've learnt a lot from studying Searle's location sketch work and always have him in mind when I'm drawing. The example he set of sheer discipline and prolific output keeps me going on the days when I think I suck or can't be bothered!
Fruit & veg market on Grant & Pacific
Washington & Grant
Cable car intersection at California & Powell
McTeagues on Polk St.