Thursday, February 12, 2015

Drawing OuT and ABouT! By Lynn Cohen

Starting my week at Starbucks is great, especially when there is a gaggle of gals standing around talking long enough for me to draw them all!!! Oh, and one guy too!

Hanging out in Davis is always fun and delicious too when it's salmon salad for lunch at this place.
Nice to run into an old friend there too!

Meanwhile, back at Starbucks. I needed to practice my drawing of letters, and the four guys there were an added bonus for listening into their conversation about a wedding and drawing them too!

An  assignment in Sketchbook Skool (boot kamp) took me downtown on a rainy day to draw from inside my car, these old buildings downtown.

And on the following day I sat in front of the long narrow window by our front door and looked through the rain at my across the street neighbors house and drew what I could see.

Later that week found us at the German Bakery where this group of students where all hunched over their computers; as was their teacher. He is the one wearing the tie-dyed shirt.

And when I got done drawing them I still wanted to draw more so I looked out the window at this view and captured it in pen and colored pencils.

Still working on lettering, I used this poem by A.A. Milne from the original Winnie the Pooh stories about snow. I thought it appropriate to do this for my friends and family, who are living under piles of snow in Denver, Minnesota, and the on the East Coast!

It seems there is always room and time in my week to draw a selfie. I know she does not look a lot like me, but I like her nonetheless!

Still working on Lettering for Book Kamp in SBS, this for a lesson from Koosje in Amsterdam.

And then our co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, Danny Gregory, who is celebrating the publication of his latest book: Art Before Breakfast, asked us to draw ours for him. You can buy this book on  I am waiting for my pre-ordered book to arrive any day now.

Danny and Koosje both have blogs, look them up, and enjoy their art!

If you hurry, the Storytelling Klass starts tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 13 at Sign up you will have the time of your life!

Enjoy other artists works at:

Paint Party Friday (see my side bar)
Sunday Sketchers (see my side bar)
Sketchbookskool (click on link above)
Paint, Paper, Pencils & Pens (click on this link)

Have a CREATIVE WEEK!!! Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy your visits and your comments on my art! Thanks!!!


  1. These lively sketches make me want to grab a pen and just draw, draw, draw! I love how you capture moments in time with such expression.

  2. Nice to catch up to an artist in constant motion!! Wonderful work...always fun to visit!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. Lovely and colourful sketches today, love the impact of the red hat in the first one.

  4. Love all your work Lynn, the selfie still told me it was when I first saw it at SBS. Love the lettering you'v ebeen doing. Bootkamp has been great. Have a great weekend.


  5. Hi lynn. Good to see you.i always love your sketches. They make me happy.

  6. These are fantastic sketches! I LOVE the stories they tell. Wonderful work!

  7. Great sketches, Lynn! I love the people and the architecture you focused on this week. Your lettering is great on the Milne poem. You can tell you have been practicing! Have a great weekend.

  8. Your drawings are wonderful, so fresh and immediate. I definitely want to go out in public more to sketch. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Your drawings and paintings are fabulous as always! I enjoyed them all and thought Oh, the opera-house is wonderful that's my favorite, then I look at them all and can't decide! ;-)
    Happy PPF

  10. Lynn what a wonderful variety in your sketches. You had a very creative week.

  11. I believe I will take up your challenge. . . drawing a pic of ME. I hadn't ever thought of that. My Starbucks isn't as big as yours and I don't know that I could get away with drawing people. I do need the practice though. Your pictures are like reading a book, so full of life and character. Blessings, Janet PPF

  12. Wonderful sketches, Lynn. I envy your ability to get out and about to sketch away. Hee I LOVE the first one in black/white with just a red hat!! :)


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