Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Lady Washington in Vancouver, a set on Flickr.
I snapped a few pictures while waiting for my husband's bus. That's all the time I had today.
A bit windy there but the sunshine was so nice!
Here's a few pics of the ships.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are docked at St. Helens, Oregon, for Easter weekend. A large group of reenactment folks and pirates came out to meet them on Saturday... and so did four of the Portland Urban Sketchers.
We got to St. Helens early in order to spend the entire morning with the ships. Unfortunately, due to a very slow lunch service, the morning was pretty much all we had - we ran out of time for our intended second session and none of us felt at all done with the ships when they pulled out to commence the Battle Sail. I had only just started to figure out the shapes of the ships and the particular problems of drawing complicated vessels like these, with all the copious ropes and lines and their relationship to the masts and sails. I could use a lot more sketching time with the tall ships!
Once the ships left, we switched to sketching the costumed officers, ladies, and pirates. The black line drawings were done with the Noodler's Flex fountain pen, which seemed to be working better for me this weekend - I loved using it for these sketches.
The costumed lady really was dispensing herbal remedy prescriptions.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
and then compiled a few more sketches.
Veronica made a very powerful presentation of her 9-11 sketches during the past Urban Sketchers Symposium.
There is another workshop that she is teaching in San Francisco, let me know if you are interested and I will send you more information.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
After lunch Alanna, Kalina and I moved to the Convention Center and the Stumptown Comic Fest.
It was great to see all of the artwork and talk to some of the 'tablers'.
At 3:00 we joined a good sized group in room 105 to participate in 'Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School' What fun! There was a 'goon' and two 'dolls' (or 'molls'?). I couldn't stay for the full session so missed the longer poses but it was great fun to draw these real life action figures!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
While on the MAX between Sunset Transit Center and Goose Hollow I observed an elderly woman and her smart phone. She seemed very intent on getting something worked out on the contraption. It must be crazy for someone in their 70′s to hold in their hands something like a smart phone. I mean, I have trouble keeping up with technology and I pretty much grew up alongside the advent of computers, cell phones, video games, and other assorted electronica. I’m blown away by smart phone technology. That woman probably started out using the early rotary dial telephones… and now she holds in her hands, a source for a good percentage of the information one is able to attain.
-sketched by Anne Henderson
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
On Saturday morning I wasn't feeling great and had a lot to get done, but couldn't resist joining the sketchcrawl anyway.
I drew feet as we rode on the train, and then we arrived at Union Station where obviously I was having trouble focusing on any one thing...
We got a good view of the grain elevator structures from Rose Quarter station. Along with the Kuretake Brush Writer in light gray, I used Noodler's Whaleman's Sepia ink which is more of a warm gray than an actual sepia. This ink came to me by way of Goulet Pen's "Ink Drop" monthly ink sample club, which I have to recommend - it's a great service.
Overlook Park Station actually didn't offer an "overlook" from the station itself, so I sketched Tony sketching. This is lovely Diamine Red Dragon ink (another Goulet Pens Ink Drop sample) in a Lamy Safari... but I topped up the cartridge with some J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie which is probably starting to affect the color by adding a slight orange tone.
yellow line from downtown up to North Portland.
We met on PSU's campus and boarded the first train at 9:45am