I enjoy spending afternoons walking through a town with my camera and sketchbook, looking for uncommon textures in common places. I photograph or sketch the little details that will bring my drawings to life. Wooden doors can help add rustic texture to buildings, and stucco and brick can bring depth to otherwise flat walls. After all, cityscapes are a lot more than just buildings and people.

Bricks with Stucco


Step 1 First I outline the brick pattern, and then I loosely draw horizontal strokes within the bricks. I smear the tone with a stump, filling in each brick shape.

Step 2 I draw some wavy lines to signify the rough, broken ...

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