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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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tokyu Plaza roof garden, Ginza, Tokyo

It was a very hot summer day, the 4th of July, and the roof garden of the Tokyu Plaza department store building was a surprise to see, and I tried to imagine the scenes behind those tiered green walls...

Friday, July 22, 2016

A painted view of the sandy stretches of Ohki beach in Kochi on the south west end of the island of Shikoku...

Hundreds if not thousands of small red crabs live in the moist territory off of the beach and above the highway 321, skittering and scampering in flight to hide under the rocks and between the cracks in the ground... this view is from the dining room area of the Kaiyu Inn...

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sushi meal in Ginza illustration view


I drew the scene with pencil on the back off the daily menu, then I took a photograph of the drawing on the table, opened in drawing/painting app, and painted the image for final display below...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's about curry and more curry

...It may be the next cookbook by Ayesha Curry, with 30 new curry based recipes...


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Grand Palace roof shapes and colors study

  ...paint study for the roof and tile colors in the Forbidden City, Grand Palace, Beijing, China...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

CCTV and Beijing views


The CCTV building looms like a giant monster in the city of Beijing...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz

...painted with Autodesk Ink on ipad Pro during the long weekend in Santa Cruz...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Solar Impulse arrives from Hawaii...

Hanging out at birthday party for one of my daughters friends held outdoors at the Presidio campground, an amazing sight of the arrival of the Solar Impulse...
...a solar powered aircraft with a 72 meter wingspan and maximum speed of 28 mph...
...like a slow moving pterodactyl circumnavigating the world...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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