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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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

a collection of cartoon/comic images on the issues of sustainable design

cartoon_collection by douglaswittnebel
cartoon_collection, a photo by douglaswittnebel on Flickr.

a collection of cartoon/comic images on the issues of sustainable design...drawn on the ipad...

Via Flickr:
The last five months of deep dive into sutainability and living building challenges, LEED and Net Zero, have allowed for some dives into cartoon images on some of the issues see here...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Green Accounting Department and biophilia credits...

A sketch view glimpse of a must-see stop on the office tour, a very green accounting department, with biophilia influences throughout...
...sketched on the ipad...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ronald Reagan, gate 33

Monument detail
"... It is sometimes called the City of Magnificent Distances, but it might with greater propriety be termed the City of Magnificent Intentions."
-- American Notes, Charles Dickens

Full painted image view from gate 33

Capitol detail
Last Sunday return times from D.C. at Ronald Reagan airport, looking back from gate 33, over the Potomac River towards the Capitol building and the Washington monument.  A unique viewpoint for me, and a perfect opportunity to try the newer layers on adobe ideas after finally successfully merging from the old versions...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Meeting and presentation in D.C. for Gensler University

...from Thursday to Saturday of last week, the Gensler University group held meetings and discussions that led to the creation of a presentation at noon on Saturday.  There was such a wonderful explosion of creative energy and thoughts within the group breakouts and it was fascinating to participate in the assembly of the best ideas into a one hour synopsis of five months of research and investigation.  More to come in the very near future...

This painting created in adobe ideas on the ipad captures the set up and the audience with video links to other gensler locations.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


A trip over to the East Coast depends on a change of planes in Denver, and some time to paint Gate B42 and the snowy white terminal roof beyond...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mendocino Album

A selection of the painted views from the long weekend in Mendocino, top center create with procreate and sketchbook, bottom center done with procreate, the flanking images drawn with adobe ideas...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Street scene with windmill in Mendocino

...almost every house and building had a windmill, used to provide the power to pump water up into the redwood tank water towers for supply and pressure.  Some of the windmills are still standing relatively intact, sentinels and distinct markers in the town silhouette along with the water towers.  Another adobe ideas piece on the traveling ipad...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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