>Worldwide Sketchcrawl, January 22, 2011

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We met at Boyd’s in SW Portland to do some sketching of downtown. We were lucky to have sunshine and blue skies, though it was still quite chilly to be out.

 I attempted a tree, but it was quite huge and complicated. I also attempted a map, but that too was complicated

 This was my intended subject. This was as far as I got before my bum got too cold and I needed to seek shelter.

 We found an inside location with a view. I wasn’t impressed by this attempt, but I liked being warm!

 I captured Deb sketching on the stairs. I forgot my camera, so this will have to do!

 Ten of us met for lunch and to show off our sketches.  There were a couple of others out sketching, too, but they didn’t join us for lunch.

I went back out for a little more sketching. This was done in the south park blocks.

 I liked this fountain.

It was a great Portland day for a sketchcrawl. We usually have a really good turnout at our sketchcrawls, which is a lot of fun. It is so great to see what other people can do in the same amount of time in approximately the same location. We have some VERY talented people in our group. Kudos to all the Portland Urban Sketchers!

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>Worldwide Sketchcrawl: St. John’s Bridge

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We met for the Worldwide Sketchcrawl at the Cafe Under the Bridge and had our youngest ever member (5 years old).
with some great views of the bridge and its proximity to Cathedral park, it was a great place to sketch and the weather was beautiful.

 I mostly stayed inside doing some sketches from the window.
Here is a peek into my sketchbooks: