Nagano Prefecture 4 - Information
Shiojiri
10:43 - 1:28 = July 18, 2005 - Watson off white - 68cm

I colored the water sort of like the ocean .Afterwards I realised it was supposed to be a river as there is no ocean nearby.
Shiojiri
2:32 - 4:28 = September 17, 2006 - Mermaid - 43cm

This design can be found in a few areas of Nagano. I always have trouble coloring apples as they end up looking like tomatoes. It started to rain so this drawing ended early.
Shiojiri
10:06 - 1:01 = November 18, 2006 - Watson - 68cm

There are many large vegetable farms in this area. Cabbage.
Suwa
2:51 - 4:06 = March 5, 2006 - MBM - 34cm

Done downtown so several people came by to chat.
Togakushi
3:40 - 5:55 = August 14, 2006 - Canson - 42cm

Some peach salesmen came by and sold me some fruit. There first words were " That is a very nice drawing" so I knew they were either going to tell me about their religion or try to sell me something.
Togari
2:04 - 4:54 = September 22, 2007 - Watson - 65cm

A Japanese cameraman and a British cyclist each stopped by while I was doing this one. I think the bird is an owl but I colored it more like a penguin as I don't like brown very much.
Togura
1:04 - 2:44 = September 23, 2007 - Canson - 44cm

After doing this one , the youth group of a local church and I went out and did a large manhole drawing of this design together. They had fun and hung it up in the church when they were finished.
Toubu
3:00 - 5:15 = September 18, 2006 - Watson - 67cm

Japanese street scene.
Toyono
4:17 - 6:17 = August 29, 2006 - Canson - 42cm

Grapes and apples. 3 young guys stopped their car to see what I was doing.
Toyoshina
4:00 - 6:20 = August 9, 2006 - Watson off white - 64cm

A few months later I went to the lake where the swans and other birds winter.
Toyota
9:32 - 1:32 = August 1, 2007 - Watson - 64cm

An elderly woman stopped by and liked my drawing. She invited me in for lunch after I had finished the drawing.
Thanks Shizue. Another woman brought me a drink while doing the drawing. Thanks.
Yamagata
2:06 - 4:06 = May 6, 2006 - Mermaid peach - 43cm

The family drove up and wondered what I was doing drawing next to their house.
Tozama
2:04 - 4:49 = May 5, 2007 - Watson - 63cm

Skiers, ski slopes , and a butterfly.
Ueda
12:56 - 2:16 = Sept. 24, 2007 - Canson warm gray - 44cm

Done on the sidewalk near a Honda car dealership. Thanks for not shooing me away.
Suwa Lake
8:10 - 10:50 = August 7, 2004 - MBM - 33 x 53cm

A sketch done of the lake with the paper on a floral designed drain. This lake is often covered with this greenish algae.
Suwa Lake
10:00 - 11:10 = August 22, 1997 - Daimei - 19 x 21cm

sketch of the lake done with Coupy pencils.