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bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…but still worth having the window open. Good night.

NOTE: We haven’t yet moved into our new house. This is an old, innocent dog from the old Ragsdale neighborhood.

Ragsdale Home 2

I’ve already posted a drawing of this Ragsdale house, click here to see Ragsdale Home (I), but yesterday as I was walking Cowboy in the evening, I saw it in a different light from a slightly different angle, photographed it, and here you go.
Ragsdale Home 2
Technical: This time I imported the photo and used it as a reference while I drew it freehand, side-by-side…much more quickly this time…but still in Procreate. I export the long rectangular image and crop it in iPhoto. Then I import the cropped image and do some finishing touches.

Ragsdale Home

This Merced house, which I’ve been told is among the oldest in the Ragsdale neighborhood – built some time in the 1920s – is just down the street from us and on my dog-walking route. So I get to see it at least twice a day, if not more. It has a flat roof except for two small sections, which are covered by ceramic tile very likely made at the California Pottery Company, Merced.

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Technical: I used a reference photo taken from my iPhone, which I then displayed on an external monitor while I sketched it freehand on my iPad in Procreate. I use the “cloud” brush in Procreate to do the trees and shrubs; I couldn’t do that in Paper 53.

I made a few small changes when producing this card for the home owner:
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Yard Sale

I met some neighbors this morning at a yard sale. Actually, there were two yard sales, one on one side of the street and the other right across the street. One woman has been living there for 53 years…sharp as a tack and as friendly as they come. Another neighbor invited me in for a tour of the gardens, chicken coup, and house. We would have sat longer out front in the plentiful Ragsdale shade, if I hadn’t needed to get back and make lunch. How lucky we are to live along side these folks under all this shade!

yard sale

Note: I’m still using Paper by 53 or 53 Paper or Fifty Three Paper and an inexpensive stylus. In this case I took and used a photo, but I also went out for a peek in person too after I started. I often think about getting and trying out another iPad drawing app, but there’s so much more to learn about Fifty Three Paper, so many technical things to learn about drawing. Trees are tough. I’ll never take them for granted, ever!