Monthly Archive for January, 2008
I spent the most recent Sketchcrawl (#17) in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It was one of those tricky days in SF. The sun was out and shining brightly, but everything was cold everywhere. If the sun’s rays hit you directly, you could get a little toasty, but as soon as you were in the shade… brrrrrrrr! I sketched as fast as I could, trying to keep my hands warm. The plus side, I suppose, is that it was not raining.
So here are my sketches from the crawl.
The gamers/gamblers were a popular subject:
One of my favorites from the day is the one on the left here with the lanterns:
I really slapped this one onto the page fast. Not too happy with the colors, but I do like the way it looks in grayscale!
And of course, Chinatown would not be complete without Peking Duck.
The crawl was great. There were about 65 sketchcrawlers there, in all. I finally got to meet a few people whose blogs I’ve been following for a while. Namely, Pixar artists Enrico Casarosa and Ronnie del Carmen, and Martha of Trumpetvine Travels. There were new people as well, and lots of great sketches from everyone. Many different tools, techniques, and styles, and lots of inspiration.
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