Monday, July 21, 2014
a capture of an razorpoint pen ink drawing on tracing paper image used as the layer within the sketchbook ink app on the iPad to illustrate the tech stylus drawing of layers...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
conceptual design sketches and constructed prototype of the wooden bath stool, typically used for Japanese bath ofuro...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Bonus Day afternoon under the green grape vine vaulted trellis ceiling at the Concannon winery in Livermore
A perfect setting for an afternoon party celebrating the bonus day at Gensler. The San Ramon office ventured over to the Concannon winery in Livermore for some wine, food, bocce ball and relaxation.
Friday, June 13, 2014
This building sketch/painting of the former Bank of California building. this was featured in the article from Urbanist magazine, published by SPUR.
At the corner of 12th Street and Broadway stands the original headquarters for the Bank of Oakland, a unique combination of lower masonry block muscle and a taller decorative tower. The main building went up in 1907, and the tower portion was added later, pushing up to the height of 225 feet (18 stories). Now the bank occupies the building with other tenants and histories. A series of Corinthian columns and pilasters support and frame the top levels of setback windows. The top-level spaces must have terrific views of the adjacent Tribune building. Perhaps the two towers wink at each other in the early morning hours.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The church building is standing at the end of the Davenport Avenue in the town of Davenport. Built from concrete and cement supplied from the Cemex plant just north of the town, the church has stood since 1914 and was also apparently a subject of a photograph by Ansel Adams...have not found the image in my interent search...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
you can draw and sketch on many surfaces, and sometimes the closest thing within reach will do when you are ready to sketch an idea before it flits away...another sampling of small sketches done on post it notes with red pen... unbuilt...
"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiousity fresh."
John Singer Sargeant
Friday, May 16, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
The beautiful Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, a historic landmark and great example of a restoration and transformation project.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Great meeting with the Gensler crew at the Inverness Lodge outside of Denver, CO... Top drawing shows a view of Diane Hoskins demonstrating some of the skills/aspects of Disruptive Innovation.
The drawing below captures the flavor, the energy and the dialogue of the leaders of the Constellation of Stars and the diversity of the firm.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Clear skies and light air traffic on the route from OAK to DEN, with a stop/layover in beautiful San Diego, palm trees at the edges of the landscape and hills, warm sun and happy faces...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
"...They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot..."
Big Yellow Taxi
Monday, April 21, 2014
KUBB is an outdoor or lawn game where the primary object is to knock over wooden blocks by throwing or tossing wooden batons. Today's version originated in Sweden, and the rules vary from country to country and from region to region, but the ultimate object of the game is to knock over the five kubbs on the opposing side line, and then knock the "king" over, before the opponent does, the nickname of the game is "Viking Chess." Games can last from five minutes to well over an hour or two. The game can be played on a variety of surfaces such as grass, asphalt, concrete, sand, snow, or ice. Here are my sketches of the game in progress at the campground.
Labels: campground, doug, drawing, game, ink, ink brush pen, king, KUBB, lawn game, Marin, Mount Tam, outdoor game, painting, Pantoll campground, sketch, Sweden, USA KUBB, Viking Chess, wittnebel, wooden blocks
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
The presentation video for the Work in the City project has now been submitted. One of the images featured in the video is an illustration of the city of Oakland in a future speculative view...shown here is the lower left corner of the illustration.
"Speculation, like nature, abhors a vacuum" Spinoza