My urban/landscape scenes begin in my sketchbooks with freehand on-site ink drawing on paper. I've been drawing in sketchbooks nearly all my life, a practice that has taught me to see, to understand, to learn about what's around me, how things work, how to compose a design, the value of what's not there as well as what is, etc., etc. The quick, loose, spontaneous style of these drawings is the result of long study and dedicated work; though they my look tossed off without effort they carry a lifetime of experience. My style for these scene is often a bit whimsical - I don't necessarily do that on purpose, but I do enjoy the somewhat irreverent tone it gives to 'high' architecture and famous sites. I always say that my scenes are accurate, but not literal. The medium for these scenes is a marriage between old and new: ink on paper drawings, scanned into my computer and finished with free-hand digital color.
International Series: Philadelphia: from my Travel Sketchbooks Famous Sites & Favorite Places