San Francisco Sketchbook: July 2006

The summer before I moved to New York, I spent time with my family in San Francisco. I brought my sketchbook with me wherever I went. Some of my favorite drawings are of my mother's horses. My mother has been riding horses for over twenty years. Every weekend she drives an hour to the farm where she rides and feeds them. I don't get to go riding very often, but when I do, I always draw the horses after we finish a long ride. I love sketching their muscular haunches, their powerful legs and the curve of their elegant backs.


Horses 1
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006


Horses 2 (Little Joe and Diamond)
Ink on Paper, 3.5" x 5.5"
July 2006


Horses 3 (Logan, Amanda and Diamond)
Ink on Paper, 3.5" x 5.5"
July 2006

I also sketched my grandmother's studio. My grandmother, Katherine Kilgore, was a weaver and a painter. Although she passed away when I was only ten, I think of her often as paint and draw.

Memomma's Studio
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006

Later that summer, I went to the zoo with my dad and brothers. It was a lot of fun! My brothers and I have been to the zoo hundreds (maybe thousands) of times but it never gets old. Especially if you bring your sketchbook.

Baby Giraffe, Guenter's Dik Dik, Ostrich and Gorilla
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006

Feeding Hour!
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006


Albino Kangaroo, Polar Bear, Aggressive Cassowary
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006


While my brother Joel and I were sitting in front of the Aggressive Cassowary, we met a kid named Nicholas. He was anything but shy and proceeded to name ten different sports he'd like to play. He also wanted me to spell words for him, such as "cat" and "brothers and sisters." And then he wandered away. A few days later I was drawing my in my brother's room when our cat Pugsly came in. Nicholas' spelling lesson was a perfect addition to my sketches that day.

Brothers and Sisters,Cat 
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006





Shomai Tomatou (at SFMOMA) 
 Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006



David Park
Ink on Paper, 7.5" x 5.5"
July 2006
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