Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day Sketchcrawl - EcoTrust Building

A few of us took advantage of the public holiday today to do some sketching in and around the EcoTrust Building in the Pearl District.

I spent most of my time working on a single large spread made up of smaller images...
Left to right: Ruined wall in parking lot, Vespa, view from the roof of the Eco Trust Building, Stone Lantern at 'Cargo' store

After lunch we walked over to the import store 'Cargo' on 13th and Flanders to draw some funky Asian imports. This is a great place to draw, and the staff are really accommodating to sketchers, but with so many things to draw it's serious sensory overload. There really is such a thing as too much of a good thing! I finally settled in the room where they keep all the Buddha statues...

After Cargo we had coffee at Lovejoy Bakery, showed off our second round of drawings, and then went our separate ways. It was great to see everyone and talk pens, paint, and drawing styles. Good times!


  1. Great pages in your sketchbook Colin, good drawings and nice color choices pulling everything together.

  2. Really nice! I like your color choices. I plan to steal the map idea sometime.:) Thanks for organizing the fun sketching day.

  3. Hi there. Do you happen to still have these sketches? They aren't coming up when I view this site. I work in that building & would love to check them out.