sketchbook

from moley 5
Thanks for visiting my website! Here is a large selection of sketches that I’ve done over the years, categorized by place or theme or whatever, thumbnails which point to the image on my Flickr site.

I usually sketch in a watercolour moleskine, but often use other sketchbooks as well. To see the contents of each sketchbook, please visit the sketchbooks page (note: under construction!)…

SAN FRANCISCO, California
fillmore street, SFa bridge to somewheresketchcrawl 23 city hall SF16th and valencia, SFtelegraph hillthe sentinel buildingrusty old truck in the castrosc23, valencia and 16th

See more San Francisco sketches…

 

UC DAVIS, California
but some of us are gazing at the starsno leaves for youin the arboretumchemis-treevermeiherain't no sunshineRMI buildingshields library

See more UC Davis sketches…

DAVIS, California
newman chapel, on presidents day1st street houseoptometrist c streetfrat house on first streetold city hallnow wait a secondtarget, davis2nd street, june 2010

See more Davis sketches…

 

CALIFORNIA (Elsewhere)
coloma teepeesonoma missionmonterey sunsetlake tahoe (zephyr cove)empire building, santa rosayellow train, old sacramentomount shastaview from from train

See more California sketches…

 

LONDON, UK
the gatehouse in highgatetottenham court roadcoal hole, strandtrafalgar squarein the middle of soho squaretemple churchthe ship, sohogough squareSee more London sketches…

 

ELSEWHERE
venice rialto bridgedanish statueaix-en-provenceplace d'hotel de ville, aixmoustiers st mariefrom caesar's, vegasvegas in the eveninglas vegas, from the penthousebellagio fountainsparis, vegas, from the bellagiocopenhagen, strøgetla cuve à bièreÜberlingen am Bodenseecongratulations james & lianne!long beach on a rainy daylooking out at the atlanticwindows vistatake the fifthmanhattan bridgerosario's pizzabrooklyn bridgelibertywall streetwest villagewashington squarethe empire strikes backbxl cafestart spreading the newseurostarit's a lovely placele luxembourg, charleroila vigiedown by the sambrecharleroi charleroi buildingshitchin town square (pen)hitchin town square place d'albertascobalt charleroia corvette in medfordfront yard in medford

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY
electricitySEEDprimitiveSAVEgardenfoggyroutinemisty watercolouredpackedmilky waystringsrepairstoys, and thingsyohann pelé

YOU SEE, DAVIS
overheard conversationsnothing personaldon't stay up too latemissing the cold callerslosing my superpowersmonday getting closernot a wordthe old argumenthow to shut them upa summer cliffhangera good chord changemaybe i don't really wanna knowborn yesterdaytaking an interestdon't speakclouds coming inoubliera few words of discouragementsome people, it seemsi think i'm in heaveni'm not sorrysomething importantun autre mondenice place

SKETCHBOOK PROJECT: HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD
sketchbook project covermake teamove to californialisten to musicwalk moredraw stuffeat noodlesintermission onego back to englandlook out of the windowgo on the undergroundpart 10, go to an old pubpart 11, pack your bagsintermission twoplay the guitarlearn frenchwash your handsstay cool
recycleconquer your fearcollect old photoswatch star warshave a bananaintermission 3sit down, relaxtake a showerfeed the babywrite postcardsfollow the footballgo to bedsave the worldepilogue

BABY
baby luke!he's a baby, he's a babyshhhhh.....sleep in heavenly peacemore attempts at drawing baby lukeone month old todaysleepy boy bluebaby & bunny part 2tummy timeluke and his grandad ...and the foot goes in the mouthluke learns french cheeky boyOne Year Old Today!luke in pencilluke greyscalehappy lukey!

AT HOME
as we sit by the fireat about 5am on boxing daysapin de xmasat home, january 2008the living space in a moleskineback garden at norwich walkthe desk areadesk jan 08bookshelf, en bleukitchen sinkwaterbrushing in the bedroomil fait chaud a davisdon't stay up too lateflowers from englandlois's gardenon the deskand the holy roast chez nouspackedeinszweidreichristmas back homepool at alder ridge

TREES
tears, not smiles but scalding tearsamong these dark satanic millsthere is a light and it never goes outyou tree davisin a tree museuma few words of discouragementpink blossom in davisoctober colour trees on 14th stpurple tree on campussacramento palm treeuc davis trees encorei think i'm in heavenelectricitytemple church

PEOPLE
mister mirza, i presumesonoma county, after winetastingtel, with pint, nw1angela, newport beachfrench, but italian (and spanish)foz?patrick sketch 1megananthonythe kiss (bare basics)canvasredkissing1embrasse-moi, en bleuat the super 8 motela bedtime storyangela, at mon ami gabiat the garden gate pub in hampsteadcolourful lunchersautoportrait, arboretum
luke and his grandad simon sketching on the south bankfoggyluke learns french routine...or is it clive anderson?half-baked alaskanbarry o'bamabailed outpeteanthony asleep on the tubepresident obamasimonalan shearertamara with biro on cardboardhe who wears the shoesmy wifegordon browndavid cameronnick cleggharry redknappspurs reach the champions leaguegordon brown resigns...jose mourinhopelean urban sketchjoachim low

MISCELLANEOUS
mr solo at the enterprise, chalk farma burnt bike,the broken ibanezbefore he went electronicnot all bird attacks are goodschwelmer hefeweizenmessage in a bottlepump up the volumemy wife's booksbaby's 1st spurs teddybritish bulldogdiet coke with a waterbrushmrs pepperpot and mr saltmrs pepperpotgarlic breadpaintboxdesk #3desk #2
sophie the bookshop dognorthern soulat the edinburgh castlethere's only one keanodark knight888grusinia on my mindmaking plans for nigelhelp! i'm a fishbagluke's xmas stockingmemoriesmisty watercolouredthat's entertainmenttoys, and thingsend of moley 3miscellaneous detailsnaluon the trainon the train to the bay areaon the road to oregondoll's housequickly! ducky!luke's fire truck

Absolutely no use of images allowed without my say-so.

44 thoughts on “sketchbook

  1. mbracons

    Pete, I really like the Davis works, It is just superb!!! You are a real master giving perspective to your drawings with out coulor, just perfect.

    I’m learning a lot watching your style. Thanks!

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  2. Lisa Reed

    Pete, I am so in love with your sketches, I think I will pack my bags and move into your blog! I miss the Bay Area terribly and you depict all my favorite spots exactly the way they feel to me. Thank you!
    Lisa

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  3. Shan

    Just been directed to your stuff by my art teacher – it is brilliant!! Thank you for lifting my spirits and showing me what can be done.
    I particularly love the shoes series.

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  4. Michaël

    Pete, j’aime vraiment tes dessins, ils sont si expressifs.

    Je pense que si tu voulais te lancer dans la bande dessinée à titre professionnel tu pourrais sans problèmes. Mais ce n’est pas ce que tu recherche je pense, c’est plus dans l’approche d’un photographe que tu travaille a mon sens.
    A une différence près: tu donne une étincelle de vie qui n’existerait pas dans une vraie photo.

    Bravo!

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  5. Thomas Boruff

    Hi Pete,
    I met you briefly at the Jville tavern in Jacksonville Oregon. I was wondering if you can direct me to any posts of what you sketched while in our little town of Jville? I am currently putting a music project together with a welshman named Steve Joseph check out http://www.welshdrummer.com. I would appreciate anything sketchwise you might throw our way to use on some of our promo posters. Do you have nything of the liverpool caverns, or musical instruments drum’s, guitars, horns etc.? Also did you get by the back porch to see the ‘wall of boots”? Any way thank you and nice work! love your page.

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  6. Dave Miller ( Gallatin TN )

    Pete

    Syd’s barber shop is still open? The last time I had a ” short back and sides ” in there, it was 57 years ago :-)

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  31. Kathleen

    Hi Pete
    Your blog and facebook page are my absolute favourite websites to get inspiration from! Thanks so much for the informative “materials” section on your blog – just what I needed to inspire me, and make me feel more at ease about the things I do with my own sketching.
    Question: your Moleskine watercolour – what is the biggest size that you use and do you prefer smaller sketch books that large one – why?

    Keep up the impressive work!

    Kat
    Cape Town

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    1. pete scully Post author

      Thank you Kat! The Moleskine I use is the 8″x5″ panoramic watercolour one. I prefer smaller sketchbooks because I can fit them into my bag, and also my time being short if I have a larger sketchbook, it takes me longer to fill.
      I must update my ‘materials’ page though as I use several uni-ball signo um-151 pens now that aren’t on there, and they are the best.

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