Tuesday, December 30, 2008

At home with the girls

I've been on vacation since before Christmas - thought I'd have a little time to sketch more, but haven't really gotten around with it. Of course, we are all completely obsessed with the Wii, so that may be part of the problem. Here are a couple of my children in a rare moment of stillness...

My oldest playing Animal Crossing

My youngest, who will not sit still long enough for me to finish any drawings of her - gotta work on my speed sketching. Both of these sketches were done in a sketchbook that I hand bound and put together from a pack of Arches Watercolor paper that I cut down. I made this one and another one that is longer. Had a lot of fun - could turn out to be a new obsession for me.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pickett Bridge Recreation Area, Mount Pleasant

Taken from a parking spot and looking across the marsh toward the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse. This area is at the end of Pitt Street in Mount Pleasant and is known as the Pickett Bridge Recreation area. It's been pretty busy with with people fishing and crabbing any time that I have been there.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Conroy Street, Charleston, SC

This is at the site of the old Charleston Blueprint store - now closed, unfortunately.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

North Hobson Avenue, North Charleston

This is an area of Charleston that is currently being revitalized. It is part of what is known as the Noisette area of North Charleston. Twenty years ago this area was a shipyard. Heres a Google street view:
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Mount Pleasant Office Building

Bridgeside office building on Wingo Way in Mount Pleasant.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cranes at Charleston Port

An overcast day with a view of port side container cranes at the Wando Terminal in Mount Pleasant - viewed from Magnolia Cemetery.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Joseph Floyd Manor, Charleston

This is an elderly/assisted living facility in the upper peninsula of downtown Charleston. Check out site with Google maps:

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mount Pleasant Water Tower

This is the Town of Mount Pleasant water tower as viewed from the National Guard Armory on Houson Northcutt Blvd. Found a photo from a similar direction here: Link

Monday, December 8, 2008

SCEC Building, Lockwood Drive

Ink & wash of the SC Employment Commission building on Lockwood Boulevard in Downtown Charleston. Viewed from Brittlebank Park.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I-26 Overpass

Drew this from the Charleston Supply parking lot. Trying to simplify things a little - just ink and wash on this one.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I-26 at Sunset

Looking through a couple of buildings on Morrison Drive in Charleston towards I-26. It was a beautiful sunset -

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Park at Alhambra Hall, Mount Pleasant

This is at the park located behind Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant. It overlooks Charleston Harbor - Downtown Charleston is across the way. Always lots of action at noon - picnics and folks playing with dogs. On this day a guy was entertaining his child by doing handstands.