I was doing a few tests with various media in the back of the moleskine this morning, and stumbled across this sketch from a field trip to Seattle in 2006. I distinctly recall being unsatisfied with this sketch at the time, but now I'm feeling more forgiving. Adding some color would have been a good idea ... the light/color in this space is subtle and peaceful, while the black ink here is a bit harsh in comparison. It's good to reacquaint myself with past sketches on occasion, and this was a pleasant surprise.
I teach architecture at the University of Idaho - design studios, architectural graphics courses, and a professional practice course. One of my passions outside of teaching ... and music, and plants, and mycology, and ... is observing and understanding the world through sketching with various media, such as pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolor. Passing along the same skill and interest to students is a goal I've pursued through my teaching here in Moscow, Idaho, and through an 8-week study-abroad program in Rome each summer.