>Worldwide Sketchcrawl Today!


 This was the biggest group of sketchcrawlers in Portland since I’ve been organizing it! We had 11 folks join us. We kind of had a 12th, but she was having a frustrating kind of day and didn’t end up joining us.
We had some new folks join us and Portland’s own Bill Sharp!
It’s nice to have such a big group. Every body shares their favorite tools of the trade.
and we enjoy talking about sketching.
we also get to meet new folks, which is always nice.
But mostly, we sketch. Here are mine:
My bagel and Deb sketching on the Morrison Bridge, looking west.

this one I actually did after the group dispersed. I went down to the south waterfront and sketched the Sellwood bridge off in the distance.

I put my feet up and decided to sketch what I saw. On the Morrison bridge:
more morrison bridge views..

It was a great sunshiny day here in  Portland and I had a fun day of sketching. Gearing up for the big Urban Sketchers Symposium in July. Before that, though, the group is planning to sketch at King’s Farmers Market on June 20. Come and join in on the fun!

>Ace Hotel Sketchcrawl


The Portland Sketchcrawl group (six of us!) met up at the Ace Hotel for some sketching fun.
I decided to try and use a wide variety of supplies….since I carried them with me, I might as well, right?
The guy with the curly hair was definitely my favorite person to draw today! What big hair he had!
i drew a lot in pencil which is not my usual tool to use on sketchcrawls.
but i think it’s good for me to get out of my comfort zone…
and try a bit of everything…but for the last sketch of the day (view from Powell’s cafe), I went back to my trusty Pitt brush pen…

>25th worldwide sketchcrawl!


I had to work at a conference the day of the actual sketchcrawl, but I got in a couple of sketches: but because i bascially had the same view all day, I got bored of it and only did those two sketches.

I met up with some Portland folks on Sunday at the Kennedy School

it’s a great place to sketch!

with lots of interesting things to see and draw:

and it’s all inside, warm and dry with hot beverages, too!