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june-august 2020

Figure overlooks large and colorful mountain ranges in sepia and violet tones.

road log

what comes next?
on the road doing color studies, freelancing.

i personally believe all designers should draw.
(and if we’re getting into it… all non-designers should also draw! ;))
so much of design is based on seeing—
and nothing teaches you to see like drawing from life.

 

here’s what i’ve seen on my trip so far.

livingston, MT

outside of yellowstone. got a bad sunburn staying out trying to draw these mountains. a woman at a coffee chain told me that in the winter they get howling winds over 60MPH.

Sketch from life from the mountains surrounding Livingston, Montana.
Full view of mid-afternoon plein air digital painting of the mountains surrounding Livingston, Montana. Includes grassland foreground.
Mid-Afternoon plein air digital painting of the mountains surrounding Livingston, Montana.
log-Badlands-1

badlands, SD

to get here google maps sent me on a 20 mile one-lane gravel road—with no reception. can’t help but think there was a better route… clear and good day though.

Pull-off view with wildflowers, plein air digital color study of the Badlands.
Two peaks, plein air digital color study of the Badlands.

hot springs, SD

cowgirl cabin in south dakota. cozy place to stay, cozy place to draw.

Digital sketchbook page with a full render of spice racks beside a window with a lace curtain.
Digital sketchbook page with a color block render of spice racks beside a window with a lace curtain.
Digital sketchbook page with a full render of a cabinet with wine glasses inside and teapots on top.

june-august 2020