Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Key West Daydreamin’

One of my favorite towns to live in is Key West, FL. I lived there for a few years in the late ‘70s. I lived in an old house on Duvall St. and used to sit in my hammock on my balcony and watch the tourists walk by. I decided to sketch one of the buildings I used to see on my daily bicycle rides around the town. I used a photograph from a book by a friend of mine - 'Portraits: Wooden Houses of Key West' by Sharon Wells & Lawson Little. Lawson taught me a great deal about photography in those days.

This building is sort of off the beaten path on what is called Solaris Hill – hills are a joke in KW because the highest point in KW is about 21’ above sea level – down near the shrimp boat docs. It is a bar, when it is open for business. It changes ownership almost as often as the weather changes.

13 comments:

Rayna said...

It's so nice in black and white that I can't imagine it could be better in color.

koukla said...

I love the perspective of this piece and how you drew your own "frame" around the drawing. You inspire me to draw more architecture!

Lin said...

FANTASTIC rendering!!

Karen Winters said...

Excellent perspective, Zeke

Elizabeth said...

I love the texture of the clapboard siding... evocative drawing!

Julie Oakley said...

Wow this is fantastic - love it

Kathleen Marie said...

You are so good at capturing perspective! Thanks for sharing. :)

Marie-Dom said...

WOWWWW! That is some sketch!!!! What superb perspective and what amazing patience you have!!! Lovely.
MD

Linda said...

Great drawing, Zeke! I love this kind of house.

Terri said...

Zeke, you really did a great job with this. I love pen sketches and often they stand on their own without the need to add colour. I think this is one of them. It is detailed enough to keep the eye busy, but the black and white nature of the sketch is also restful to the eye. Well done.

Sue said...

WOW Zeke, terrific sketch. Sue

bdelpesco said...

Nice perspective! Great drawing..
Belinda

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

That's amazing. I bet that took some time?!