Monday, August 9, 2010

SketchCrawl - Pearl District

I've started posting Symposium wrap-up at my own blog. Those posts as well as a copy of this one are at

The Portland Urban Sketchers have been more interested in Portland's Northwest neighborhoods since the Symposium, so we met up this morning at Pearl Baking, NW 9th & Couch.  We stopped in the North Park Blocks to draw the elephant...

North Park Blocks - Elephant
I wish I hadn't drawn the frame, or had drawn it to the left - the elephant would be better on the right side of the frame.

Then we went for more coffee at Floyd's - there continues to be a lot to discuss as we all absorb our experiences at the Symposium and go through resulting changes in our practices! - and afterwards stopped at Hoodoo Antiques to draw this scene...

These were drawn in the sketchbooks donated to symposium participants by Legion Paper; a new product to be released this month, Stonehenge Wired.  The 90 lb paper is nice and sturdy, takes Lamy Safari fountain pen without feathering, and holds up well to watercolors - I'm liking it.

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