I don’t like posting sketches out of chronological order, but I was done with this one from yesterday lunchtime with the pink blossom blossoming and I wanted to show it to you now. Not out of an urgency to show spring in all its glory while it is still here, but to show you that we actually have spring in Davis in February because frankly, it’ll never stop being weird. Really though, I sketched this because the last time I drew this building (and I’ve drawn it a few times) it was painted white, with a greenish trim. Now it has a new paint job, is no longer the Davis Copy Shop, and I am guessing from the thing outside the door (what are they actually called?) that it is now some sort of clothes shop. This corner has changed; the two telegraph poles are now gone, as is the wire hanging overhead that was a repository for random pairs of shoes (legend has it that a group of geriatric shoe-makers lived her but I think that’s a load of old cobblers) (I’M 40 EVERYONE). I noticed that the shoes are now being thrown into nearby trees because you know, that makes sense. Ok so because I’m showing you the building as it looks now, you will also get the way it used to look. Cue sketch-history…
Two years ago in February 2014, the blossom is there, the shoes are there, telegraph poles, white paint with green trim.
October 2011 (when it still felt like summer). No blossom.
The first time I sketched this building, from the side, back in June 2007. Man I’ve been in Davis a long time…
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Gorgeous drawings and so interesting to be able to follow the history of the building
Thanks! I wonder how old this building is?I should really look into its history, got to be a century or more. I have a book about all the buildings in old North Davis, this is outside that area a little.
Luv this post!
Your sketches are so interesting and delicate, I like the way you draw.
Where I live (UK) shoes on telegraph wires are apparently an indication that illegal substances are available nearby…
I’ve heard that too.
The drawing is not just beautiful, it is highly artistic.
Love your work. Nice sketches.
Oh these are gorgeous. They capture americana dreaminess…
Amazing art work.. Scintillating
Its been a long while since I last sketched,you’ve got a lovely collection there,it made me read your post.I think I think I’ll sketch something today lol.
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Beautiful art work
Wow! Love your sketches!!
wow what a beautiful sketches
Que hermosos dibujos, que bonita historia 💜
Wonderful, and what a thrill to see a building over a period of time like that!
A lively art!
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How very clever. So enjoyed the sketches and love that telephone pole with the adverts all tacked on. I see your Spring blooms, same here in W.Sac. Thanks for posting, love it!
Unmitigated sketching talent complemented by deft and insightful penmanship
Wow! You have such beautiful sketches. I also like to draw but I’m not as good as you. I’m new here and I just made my first post. I made a sketch to go with it but honestly, it looks childish compared to yours. I hope you can check it out and give me some tips. Thank you! http://wp.me/p7coJ9-9
Love your style – so much detail. I started a little sketch blog a year ago; something to do with all the “art” I am compelled to do, a “homage” to Edith Holden and an attempt to reconnect people to a rural way of life ?? http://illustrated countrygarden.com.
The same building but still different, this shows the change in nature, the beauty of nature and the power to capture each change is the beauty itself. The way you have capture each moment from different views is lovely. I like drawing myself but I can never capture the moments like you did. Hope you will keep posting and amaze us with your talent just like always.
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I love your art work.
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Skill, talent, and hardwork! :)
Fantastic drawings! All the best, Nataly
I love your style. As I was scrolling through Discovery, as soon as I saw your sketch I knew I had to stop and discover!! They have a distinct feel and character to them. BTW that thing outside the door is called mannequin, lay figure or dress form, I’m thinking dress form is the one you had in mind. 😊
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This is pretty cool :)
I love your sketches!! Makes me wish I could draw, you have amazing talent!
these are beautiful!! I love how real and simple your art is. Thanks for sharing- you rock.
I love your perspective
really enjoyed the addition of time to the sketch process. very interesting and beautifully done.
I enjoyed your thoughts about change!
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Very nice drawings, Thanks for posting.
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