three years later

EOPI Office UC Davis
One thing about sketching UC Davis for such a long time now is that you get to see how buildings change, if not necessarily in appearance, certainly in name. The last time I sketched this building was in March 2011, three years ago if you do the math (sorry, I mean, do the maths), when there was also pink blossom on that tree. Back then, it was the Cross-Cultural Center. I seem to recall it was empty for a while, but used by some student groups in an unofficial capacity. These days it is known as the Educational Opportunity Program Information Office Building Type Thing Place, which admittedly is a long name. Spring in Davis, weather in the upper 70s and low 80s, last opportunities to draw those tree shadows on buildings.

While sketching this, I was listening to a podcast about Hadrian’s Wall. I have been listening to Melvynn Bragg’s “In Our Time” series of podcasts, which go back more than a decade and cover a wide range of topics from history to science to culture, and so on. Highly enjoyable listening while you sketch. I did however have to stop and finish this off at home, but I did about 90% of the penwork (added some of the detailing later) on site and coloured it in at home while watching, well, the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix. From one Empire to another.

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4 thoughts on “three years later

  1. pyracantha says:

    I love your work and look for a new one every few days. Do you have architectural training? I placed your blog site on my “blogroll.” I may be too bold but could you visit my own art blog, “Art By-Products,” and if you like what you see, place it among your recommended blog lists too? I love drawing architecture and consider myself an “urban sketcher” though I am unconnected with the official Urban Sketchers’ group.

    http://pyracanthasketch.blogspot.com

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