Friday, August 24, 2007

Boston Sketchcrawl part 3, and challenges 119 and 124

More people from sketching in Boston, some on the day of my sketchcrawl and some from another day. Challenge 119 is draw people doing something, so here are people hanging out in a park, and challenge 124 is draw something yellow, so here is the guilded dome of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Boston Sketchcrawl, part 2

I also sketched the Park Street church steeple. After lunch I headed for the Public Gardens and the Swan Pond, where I did a little painting. I hiked over to the Charles River and made a little sketch there. I also sketched people here and there. Then it was time for Starbucks.
The chain in the one picture is going to count for challenge 132--draw a chain.

Boston Sketchcrawl

While in Boston with DH, I did a lot of sketching, and had my own little sketchcrawl. It was so invigorating to be out and drawing. I had such fun.

I started off in Boston Commons, ventured over to the Frog Pond, then the Granary Burial Ground. I used my Lamy Safari pen with black ink, some pocket watercolors and waterbrush. For the frogs I used a water soluble sketching pencil, 4B, and also the waterbrush.

Fish after Klee

More doodles, this time of fish, inspired by artist Paul Klee. He liked to "take a line for a walk." Me too. I started coloring them but haven't finished.

Challenge 119--Rocks

I painted these a few summers ago on the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont. We have spent many summers there, and the colors of the rocks never cease to amaze me. Some people think the beaches there are too hard on the feet, being all rocks for the most part, but that's why we have water shoes!!

Challenge 125--Draw a bird

I saw a couple of these birds, tufted titmice, the week of the challenge. I used a bird book to identify and draw it.


I got the books Key to Drawing with Imagination by Bert Dodson and did some doodles. How could I NOT buy a book on doodling???