Saturday, September 15, 2012

Some of my favorite Minneapolis sketches

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I recently joined Twin Cities Urban Sketchers website and it reminded me of some of my favorite Minneapolis sketches.  For a while I would try to sketch at lunch. Mostly small and quick.


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The absolute best seat in the house to sketch that I know of the second floor of the Barnes and Noble.  I had many successful and unsuccessful sketches here.


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The amazing Bob's Java Hut. I drew this waiting to talk with Mike Janasz way back when.

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One of many many many cold bus rides


 
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I loved sketching Gavidee commons. It is a little busy for my taste but the details are truly thought out.  It also struck me how much the proportions are similar to a church.
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I was design architect For Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and the Colin Powell Leadership Center. I believe this was graduation and I stepped back for a quick 5 minute sketch.  What an amazing project helping at risk kids.


I took my birthday off and roamed and sketched. At the time this building was about to close. I think there has to be money to keep these great churches up. The hold so much memory and are such a part of the skyline. I know that it was bought because on the Zoning Board of Adjustments we approved a variance for temp screening for air conditioning.

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Waiting for the bus on day. I love this building. The floors are literally hung on a cantenary curve that you can  see in the facade.  This is a building we studied in school.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent, James--I really like your sense of composition.

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