Saturday, May 15, 2010

Worldwide Sketchcrawl, Portland style!

 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 I think she was having a frustrating kind of day and didn't end up joining us.
We had some new folks join us including 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:
[oh blogger, why are you turning my images forcing people to tilt their heads?]
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!


  1. Alanna, I love how you included your feet in your sketch.

    It was great to finally meet you and the group. Thanks for hosting us. I'm looking forward to joining you all again.

  2. Alanna, Your sketches are always so lively and fun. I am partial to the sketch with your feet in it too. Thanks for organizing the great day of sketching!

  3. I had a great time and I enjoyed meeting the group.
    I would like to suggest drawing the reservoirs at Mt Tabor Park sometime soon. The city plans to remove or cover them and the neighborhood association fears they really will be GONE by 2015.(Washington Park too) The iron work and powerhouses are incredible!!

  4. good idea Louisa! I think Washington Park would be a fantastic place to sketch. I just saw that reservoir on Saturday, too!
    thanks Bill and Janene. I like putting myself in my sketches :)