Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The end of the outdoors is near...

The "MiesDonald's," Chase/Exelon Plaza, Clark + Monroe

Quick thumbnail of Olive Park, just south of Navy Pier looking west toward the skyline.

Olive Park looking east, treeline and the lake.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Will need some new pens soon..

Outdoor cafe underneath the Marc Chagall sculpture in Chase Tower Plaza, Dearborn/Monroe

Then and Now Part 1 - layers of Michigan Avenue street-wall from Millennium Park. Just the beginning of several examples of modern glass skyscrapers peeking up behind the historic Michigan street-wall from Roosevelt to Randolph.

Pattern in a riverwalk railing and the facade of the building on the other side of the river. Riverwalk/LaSalle St.

A great rusted grimy thing that sits in the river, along both sides of all bridges.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

So it was hot this week

The only thing here resembling Daley Plaza is the bird.

City Hall, Clark/Washington (Holabird + Roche, 1911)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Now

Daley Plaza - by the fountain where I sit most days (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

The Riverwalk, State Street bridge and Wacker (not so quick.. 30 min Thursday + 45 min Friday).

The Early Years

These two drawings from last year got me thinking about the possibilities of ink and the quick representation of a scene. First as an architecture school assignment to record a scene in less than 30 minutes, the results got me started doing it during my lunch hour in the Loop.

Where it all started - North Pond, Lincoln Park

The Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing (Renzo Piano)