|Rigoletto at the Park! You can see earlier (and more timely) posts by Cathy and Jana.|
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some of the alters had a layer of sand in which people were drawing patterns and placing flowers and pieces of art. There was a lot going on with huge circles of dancers which moved from one end of the celebration to another. The dancers were very fast-moving so I just caught a tiny bit of the action.
Monday, October 29, 2012
|1948 Chevy Fleetline, drawn in ink on site, painted at home (5×8″)|
I was thrilled to find a low rider car show away from the loud music and crowds where I could set up my stool and sketch.
|He said he likes to draw cartoons; I tried to get him to draw the car with me but he declined|
|Sugar skulls, skeleton dolls and a view from above|
|Trying to sketch the Aztec dancers|
Lots more sketches and photos from the day on my blog, JanasJournal
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Marin Headlands is a paradise for hikes and it's so close to the city. It's a gorgeous coast line.
|Tennessee Beach, Pen and ink and watercolor, 9x12in|
Every now and then I spend a day drawing in the city. It's a bit challenging to sit alone at a corner during the lunch hour when everybody goes to get something to eat, but in general I choose a difficult view and focus so much on drawing that I don't notice what goes on around me. There is always a nice comment from someone passing by.
|Sacramento and Front, Pen and ink and watercolors, 9x12in|
|China Town Gate, Pen and ink and watercolors, 9x12|
Thursday, October 25, 2012
|Catahoula Coffee Roaster & Barista|
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|The Second Presidential Debate!|
Kudos to the Albany Library for hosting this community event. Even though I never saw her, I was sketching with Micaela. Please see her earlier post.
|The post debate discussion let by Prof George Lakoff was engaging, insightful and thought provoking.|
A community room at the library filled with community-minded people who care—the best! This debate was moderated by Candy Crowley, who did seem that - moderate. Commentator George Lakoff discussed the debate and took questions from the crowd.
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Taco Bike, ink & watercolor, 6x8"|
|Lake Merritt Japanese Garden, ink & watercolor, 6x8"|
|Judith's sketch of Halloween City Makeup Selection|
And if you haven't seen the other Halloween City sketches from a fun night sketching there, please scroll down and see the other 6 posts.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
My friend Corinne and I were part of the 37th Worldwide Sketchcrawl in S.F. last Saturday 10/13/12, centering on the Alternative Press Exposition (run by the ComicCon people) at the Concourse Exhibition Center at 8th and Brannan. We began at around 11 a.m. and ended the day at 4:30, sharing sketchbooks with some Academy of Art students and a visiting artist from France.
|Started in front of the exhibition hall with just a few other sketchers.|
|Creative displays of all kinds of products|
|Many were for children. . . or the child within us.|
|My first try at representing cellophane in watercolor.|
|This was a VERY popular booth.|
|Bought this seasonal hairclip as a holiday souvenir.|
These are the last weekends of the Saturday market in the parking lot of Toby's Barn. I sat at the entrance of the Community Garden, a great place to relax, eat good food and enjoy the music.
|Community Garden, Pt.Reyes Station, pen ink and watercolors, 9x12|
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|The spooky and the softer side of Halloween. Ink & watercolor 8x5"|
|"Skulls Anyone?" ink & watercolor, 8x5"|