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Russian Ritual : Sit before you travel

I am drawing rituals for a project I’m doing at Stanford’s d.school, the Ritual Design Lab. Here is one ritual I experienced in Russia.

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Russian Ritual : Sit before you travel

I am drawing rituals for a project I’m doing at Stanford’s d.school, the Ritual Design Lab. Here is one ritual I experienced in Russia.

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Turkish Sushi concept sketch

A quick sketch from my notebook on what a Turkish sushi roll would look like: in English, it means you’d have grilled chicken, pickles, parsley & cucumbers in the center, then with buttery rice or bulgur as the buffer, and

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Turkish Sushi concept sketch

A quick sketch from my notebook on what a Turkish sushi roll would look like: in English, it means you’d have grilled chicken, pickles, parsley & cucumbers in the center, then with buttery rice or bulgur as the buffer, and

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A coffee and a sweet

Drawn in a Turkish coffee shop, a quick oil pastel sketch of what sat in front of me: a delicious tiny coffee and a little sweet candy.

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A coffee and a sweet

Drawn in a Turkish coffee shop, a quick oil pastel sketch of what sat in front of me: a delicious tiny coffee and a little sweet candy.

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Biber, kofte & borek

Another backpage from my Turkey travel sketchbook. This time, a scene from a kitchen table, done in quick oil pastels. Borek at the bottom, then a pepper on top, and a little kofte-meatball peaking out from the back.

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Biber, kofte & borek

Another backpage from my Turkey travel sketchbook. This time, a scene from a kitchen table, done in quick oil pastels. Borek at the bottom, then a pepper on top, and a little kofte-meatball peaking out from the back.

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Ritual Coffee house sketch in pinks & reds

A quick, colorized line drawing I made with my eyes never looking down at the paper. Using a contour line drawing technique my high school art made us do. From a visit to the Ritual Coffee house in the Mission

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Ritual Coffee house sketch in pinks & reds

A quick, colorized line drawing I made with my eyes never looking down at the paper. Using a contour line drawing technique my high school art made us do. From a visit to the Ritual Coffee house in the Mission

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African Drumline in Schenley Park

A quick sketch from back in 2010 in Pittsburgh

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African Drumline in Schenley Park

A quick sketch from back in 2010 in Pittsburgh

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Icli Kofte

a notebook sketch from Turkey — handmade double-layered Turkish meatballs

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Icli Kofte

a notebook sketch from Turkey — handmade double-layered Turkish meatballs

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Arabasi Corbasi, a Turkish Soup Portrait

I started this drawing of a very spicy, very hot Turkish soup during the summer. We ate huge bowls of it at 10:30 at night, to try to sweat out any illnesses or troubles. It is made with a tomato

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Arabasi Corbasi, a Turkish Soup Portrait

I started this drawing of a very spicy, very hot Turkish soup during the summer. We ate huge bowls of it at 10:30 at night, to try to sweat out any illnesses or troubles. It is made with a tomato

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Gozluk, Eyeglasses in Turkish

Another Turkish vocabulary poster, this time with glasses in all shapes & colors.

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Gozluk, Eyeglasses in Turkish

Another Turkish vocabulary poster, this time with glasses in all shapes & colors.

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Pittsburgh Neighborhood map in yellow & gray

I made this custom colored version of my Pittsburgh neighborhood map for a special request. I like the pop of color, and just in time for the new football season. You can order a print of this color combo or

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Pittsburgh Neighborhood map in yellow & gray

I made this custom colored version of my Pittsburgh neighborhood map for a special request. I like the pop of color, and just in time for the new football season. You can order a print of this color combo or

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Cilek, strawberry in Turkish

A graphic strawberry print, cilek is Turkish for strawberry.

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Cilek, strawberry in Turkish

A graphic strawberry print, cilek is Turkish for strawberry.

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Turkish family portrait

Another Turkey drawing today, this one a digital assemblage of oil drawings I made of individual family members, then put into a family line. A little smudgy, but still colorful!

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Turkish family portrait

Another Turkey drawing today, this one a digital assemblage of oil drawings I made of individual family members, then put into a family line. A little smudgy, but still colorful!

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Turkey drawing: Jug & Oil

A quick pen & ink sketch from the floor of a Turkish living room, with a big jug of water that reminded me of a Turkish aunt, & a bottle of olive oil behind it.

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Turkey drawing: Jug & Oil

A quick pen & ink sketch from the floor of a Turkish living room, with a big jug of water that reminded me of a Turkish aunt, & a bottle of olive oil behind it.

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Dayton City Neighborhood map

Another city neighborhood drawing from the Ohio-Pennsylvania continuum, this time for Daytonians.  Here is a neighborhood map for Dayton. Now up for sale as prints on Etsy!

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Dayton City Neighborhood map

Another city neighborhood drawing from the Ohio-Pennsylvania continuum, this time for Daytonians.  Here is a neighborhood map for Dayton. Now up for sale as prints on Etsy!

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Belfast, St. George’s Market

An old black and white sketch from Northern Ireland.

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Belfast, St. George’s Market

An old black and white sketch from Northern Ireland.

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Turkey Filters the Internet

I made this sketch about Turkey’s 2011 proposed Internet filter when I was living in Istanbul, working on Turkish laws regarding internet freedom & regulation. Just to note — these laws didn’t end up getting implemented exactly as they had

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Turkey Filters the Internet

I made this sketch about Turkey’s 2011 proposed Internet filter when I was living in Istanbul, working on Turkish laws regarding internet freedom & regulation. Just to note — these laws didn’t end up getting implemented exactly as they had

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Turkey Sketch: Nigde Gazozu

I made this drawing in a small town in south-central Turkey, Bor, in a cafe while babysitting a 5 year old — she was drawing portraits of her family, I drew this bottle of soda, or Gazoz.  The local brand

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Turkey Sketch: Nigde Gazozu

I made this drawing in a small town in south-central Turkey, Bor, in a cafe while babysitting a 5 year old — she was drawing portraits of her family, I drew this bottle of soda, or Gazoz.  The local brand

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Travel Sketch: Kenyans & the British

I was going through my old travel notebooks, and here’s a sketch from my trip to Nairobi in February 2012, from the back of a very long taxi ride.

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Travel Sketch: Kenyans & the British

I was going through my old travel notebooks, and here’s a sketch from my trip to Nairobi in February 2012, from the back of a very long taxi ride.

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Abdullah Gul at Stanford

An old sketch from a notebook almost two years old now: when Turkish president Abdullah Gul came to Stanford to speak.

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Abdullah Gul at Stanford

An old sketch from a notebook almost two years old now: when Turkish president Abdullah Gul came to Stanford to speak.

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Portrait of a Turk, 2

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Portrait of a Turk, 2

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Portrait of a Turk, 1

I have been working with my little charges on how to draw. This week we are doing portraits and caricatures. Here is one of their successes, a Turkish uncle.

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Portrait of a Turk, 1

I have been working with my little charges on how to draw. This week we are doing portraits and caricatures. Here is one of their successes, a Turkish uncle.

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Bor in colors

An oil pastel drawing from small town Turkey.

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Bor in colors

An oil pastel drawing from small town Turkey.

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Kozakli hot springs resort

aNew Years sketch

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Kozakli hot springs resort

aNew Years sketch

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Turkey Sketchbook: Old Town Antalya

From my latest Turkey trip, the red in the window was done by some little one who grabbed hold of my notebook when I wasn’t paying enough attention.

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Turkey Sketchbook: Old Town Antalya

From my latest Turkey trip, the red in the window was done by some little one who grabbed hold of my notebook when I wasn’t paying enough attention.

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Turkey Sketchbook: Everywhere in Marmaris

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Turkey Sketchbook: Everywhere in Marmaris

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Russia: from Vologda sketch

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Russia: from Vologda sketch

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Turkish note sketch: women in Istanbul

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Turkish note sketch: women in Istanbul

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Notebook Sketches: From Cappadocia

Here is a page from my Summer notebook, a drawing from the town center of Bor in Turkey, and then lots of Teyzes, or aunts, from the town.

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Notebook Sketches: From Cappadocia

Here is a page from my Summer notebook, a drawing from the town center of Bor in Turkey, and then lots of Teyzes, or aunts, from the town.

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Notebook Sketches: Suns! from Turkey

In my month in Turkey this summer, I had a small black notebook with me everywhere I went, along with some pens & watercolor pencils.  I drew with lots of kids, wherever I went.  This is one of the pages

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Notebook Sketches: Suns! from Turkey

In my month in Turkey this summer, I had a small black notebook with me everywhere I went, along with some pens & watercolor pencils.  I drew with lots of kids, wherever I went.  This is one of the pages

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