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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A corner of the wall drawing at Gensler Oakland


Another view of the inside corner from the drawing wall at Gensler Oakland, hand-drawn by the talented staff in moments of true inspiration...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Drawing on the wall at Gensler Oakland

Some additional drawings of buildings and landscapes have been added by the staff and myself to the temporary drawing wall in the Gensler Oakland office. 




Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Creating and Blacksmithing and drawing at The Crucible

End state of the creative process of Blacksmithing session at the Crucible in Oakland, I found the need for sketching and drawing the ideas while hammering and flattening and twisting the heated state of the metal ...



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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Gensler Oakland and new friends


Created a cartoon graphic for part of the welcoming package for staff coming to the new office for Gensler in Oakland...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First look at 2015, one of the shortest pencils in the world...


My first sketch for the year 2015, year of the sheep, a short, a very short pencil.

Cleaning out my old office and workstation in San Ramon in preparation for moving the business to downtown Oakland.  Exciting times ahead.  I found several short stubs of pencils and colored pencils tucked away in a drawer, each one bearing signs of long use and hints of history.  Oh if this pencil could talk, I keep thinking, and know that I will keep drawing everyday until my fingers wear out...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

...the calm before the storm...

A big Pacific storm coming into the Bay Area today,  lots of news reporting how big and strong this storm will be...
...here is a view of a container crane in the calm before the storm...



Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon