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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

Friday, March 25, 2011

metropolis edge scene

... have not been traveling to other areas or cities lately, but have been visioning and dreaming about scenarios of what could be or what has been and what may be elsewhere...this scene was created on the ipad with the use of a brushes app and artstudio app, and chromatically narrowed to a cool grey blue scenario...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

thinking of cherry blossums in Nihon

Lunchtime today was spent under some early blooming cherry trees, offering a chance to sketch and linking memories of hanami in Japan...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am keeping a close eye and ear to the events unraveling in Japan, and praying that good news will eventually come out of the country.  The people of Japan are strong and resilient and are being tested to their limits and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone of them.  I completed this sketch before the earthquake occurred but could not post it until today. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

storage shed building for shinkansens

a drawing illustrating a large storage shed building for shinkansens, bullet trains, south of Tokyo...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

container cranes contained...

another view of the wonderful container cranes on view from Oakland West...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

container crane in oakland

as you travel on bart from the East Bay to Frisco, you can see the views of the container cranes in the Port of Oakland...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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