Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

sketching - makes the time fly

So, these are sketches from the past 2-3 weeks.
Mostly people on the train as I ride to work...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

2 takes

A couple diff takes on my wife as a caricature...

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Started my tones on Obama. He should be all painted on Monday, and then I can move on to McCain.

recent sketching

Hi Sketch Club folks!

We haven't seen much activity with the club lately but I'm still sketching on my own (like most of you I'm sure.)

Anyway, here's some of my latest stuff...

Friday, October 24, 2008

More Political Sketches

There are a couple of quick sketches that I will use as a base for my McCain and Obama Paintings. Hopefully the will look pretty 'deace after I get them all painted up. It is almost election time! Are you in good hands?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hey everyone, thought i would atleast post something.
Little abstract paint in photoshop.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Debate Sketches

Hey all. Sorry I have been M.I.A lately. I am looking to get things started with a bang with sketch group this week and will be sending out an email to all the members.

I have been doing plenty of sketches, but have not been pro-active in scanning them in to post. Here is a sketch I did during the VP debate on Thursday and it's digitally painted version.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Camp Sketching

I went camping this weekend and missed the sketch group. I was glad to hear that Jeremy and Dan picked up the torch and kept the group alive.

I was able to do a little bit of sketching despite being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Also made an art card, a little campfire fairy.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

tanning, pens, and copic markers

Nice sketches Gary. love the monkey and that third page of faces especially.

It was hot today, but got some good sketching done i think.
I took my Copic brush tip markers today (grey scale) and used those, think i'll be doing that from now on.
Found a cool little beach/docking area down on the water front, lady was sun tanning there and was kind enough to let me sketch her, good times.


sketchbook stuff

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Toned Paper

So I was really digging drawing with the toned paper. While I am out drawing each week I find myself drawing a lot of people, and not a lot of environments. Well, today I really had a lot of fun changing my pace a little bit. Looking forward to many more of these. I have been wanting to improve my environmental abilities. These quick little sketches were great practice. Good times.

beautiful day for sketching

wow this was a really fun day, i feel like i got some fun sketching done. Starting to let go and capture on paper what i remember the person looking like, and capturing their personality, instead of constantly trying to record what they look like line for line.
had alot of fun today.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

oh man, how was that? i wanted to go but was out of town. Nice sketches too, i saw the platform down there, figured those vehicles were going for a dunk.

- Dan

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Flugtag - Portland Aug 2 2008

So, I hit up the Red Bull FlugTag and got some sketching in :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

More sketches

Hi guys, here's some more location sketches. One set is from Union Station, the other from the Portland Art Museum. Drawing on location is so fun! Next week is the zooo. Then it's off to NW 23rd and other Portland spots. Come on out if you get a chance!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Finally getting these up here.
Great turn out, nice suprise having the sand in the city there, gave us lots to sketch. Some lady who was part of the event came by and gave us all stickers for sketching, it was cool.

See you all this saturday!

Way nice sketches Lee, i need to work way harder

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

location sketching

hey guys, here's a few sketches from last week. Feel free to show up if you get a chance. Here's a link that show's the locations:

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sand in the City

Sand sculpting was in full effect today. Made for some fun drawing. I spent my time drawing the crowd and what not... Went home and added some tone/color :)

Sand Castles

It was nice to see so many people at the sketch group today! Pioneer Courthouse Square was packed this due to a sand sculpting competition that was going on. Looking forward to next weeks meet.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Let's get sketching!

Let's get this sketch group back on track already!!!

I will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square tomorrow morning at 11am with sketch book in hand.

If you care about drawing even just a little bit, you will be there!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

heres a little tid bit for all yall. I've been carring a little moleskin sketch book around in my pocket lately, need to use it more.

- D

Monday, June 23, 2008

good to see your still around Gary, i really like those top two pages, nice work.

- D

Saturday, June 21, 2008

sketchin yo

I haven't posted here for a while but I'm still sketchin'!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Nice picture Lee, i haven't been able to be around for saturdays at all lately.
I'm going to be gathering the drawings from the Zoo Trip over the break and see about getting them displayed somewhere in the commons.

- D

Friday, May 30, 2008

edgar allen poe

Hey guys, I noticed no one is posting here so I thought I would. Here's a quick portrait of edgar allen poe. Hope you like it...

Friday, May 2, 2008


Be there! 11 am! May 3rd!

Friday, April 25, 2008


Hey all. I will be sketching downtown at the Pioneer Courthouse Square, on the stairs. I will be the one with the sketch book, sketching. If it is raining I will be in front of the GAP store in the mall, on the benches. This all starts at 11 am. After a half hour or so I will be moving about. Hope to see some sketchers out there!

Zoo Trip

Hello all and visitors, there is a Sketch Group Zoo Trip pending, MAX and zoo tickets will be paid by the Art Institute of Portland (this event is only open to students of the Art institute, who are interested in sketching).

This trip is scheduled for the 14th of May, that is a Wednesday, this will be an all day event so if you can't make it till later, or have to leave a little earlier that is fine!

There are only 30 slots available and i know that alteast 15 or so of them are already filled!
If you are interested please contact either Gabrial Olsen, or myself (Daniel Burgess) at: (gabe o.) (daniel b.)

And let it be known you want to go.
Please, only people who are really interested in sketching and not a free ride to the zoo, a week after we have gone we hope to have a display of all the sketches from the trip installed on a wall of the school, either a hallway or perhaps the student commons.

This means we will be asking everyone who attends to send digital copies of the work they did during this trip to me, (daniel burgess) to be displayed, everything will be included, don't be shy!

People are welcomed and encouraged to work more on a piece after the trip, take it to photo shop, give it color, anything, we will put it all up there as long as it was from the zoo trip.

For the display I am thinking of a giraffe sillouet made of yarn (make it look like it was sketched) and all of the spots would be the drawings that people have done, lots of space to fill so come ready to sketch!

-Daniel Burgess

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Man that wind was cold out there. Went to Pioneer Square but that was dead, so i went to the water front, which was fun, not many people ther either, but the boats were fun to draw and there were loads of people out on skull boats and team rowing gigs, i'l have to go down there again on a nicer day.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hey all, Gabe won't be making it tomorrow, but i'll be out there. I'm thinking a return to Pioneer Square if its sunny, if not then i'll be at the Old Pharmacy Cafe on 21st and Glisan


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

woo hey, finally got off my lazy bum and got these up. It was a beautiful day, almost too warm, i didn't really get in the groove today, but it was fun, i enjoyed drawing the Camino

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Man, I miss meeting up with ya'll

These are my last weeks sketches while riding the train to Hillsboro and back, my daily commute.