Saturday morning was perfect weather for sketching with the Urban Sketchers.
I sat down low by the Ira Keller Fountain, close enough to feel the cool air from
the falling water. The last time I sketched this was with Tia at the 2010 Symposium
and I was reminded of her saying, "Add brown to those greens in the trees."
Here's my latest attempt.
There was a Benson Bubbler right across the street, so that sketch knocked off another
scavenger hunt item. I wish I had been quick enough to sketch the crow that dunked
his bread in the water.
I started drawing the elk after lunch, but he looked like a cartoon, so I'll need to
revisit him another day.
On Sunday, my husband and I rode the aerial tram up to OHSU. (Sunday is a good day
to go because it isn't very busy.) The ride was quick, but fun and the views were great,
even on a cloudy day. Drawing the tram is very tricky, because it's only still for a matter
of moments. I drew the dock first and then raced to get the tram in before it disappeared.
Here's another view of the tram dock.
"Pill Hill" would be a terrific place to practice perspective drawing because you
can see so many different views of buildings and passageways. Here's a one-point
view that I took from the skybridge to the Veteran's Hospital. I'm glad it's not on the
scavenger hunt list!
Scavenger Hunt Tally: bubbler, tram 14