A two-page sketchbook spread with a watercolor painting of a wide beach with waves crashing and a rock formation at the horizon

I've only been back a couple of weeks but I feel like I could use a vacation. This was a "paint first, ink second" page and I really enjoy the final look, though I'm not sure I could pull it off as effectively with a more complicated subject. The big shapes in this were easy enough to paint freehand but anything more complex and I would probably need a pencil sketch first — and I hate having to do a pencil sketch first.


Some quick poolside sketches of the plant life around. It’s my first time really making use of the red pen and I’m so pleased!

Feels good to get the sketchbook out again. Also feels good to hang out by the pool drinking margaritas!


One Year Later

One year ago today, in what felt at the time like an overabundance of caution rather than the only sane thing to do, my company shut down the office and the entire company moved to working from home. As a tech company this wasn't the most …