Sunday, January 12, 2014

OMSI, Lan Su Chinese Garden, and Dr. Sketchy

As you've been seeing in other posts, several of the Urban Sketchers joined a Drink & Draw gathering at OMSI.  I sketched a movie prop automobile from outside the exhibit proper, and then sketched from outside OMSI.

For this trip to the Lan Su Chinese Garden, I tried to keep my sketches small and mostly looked at tiny details.


Here's the group going through sketchbooks at Floyd's Coffee afterwards...

 My collection of Lan Su sketches from various trips is on Flickr.

Though not actually urban sketching, I also attended December's Dr. Sketchy session on the theme of "Old-Timey Circus Performer" and sat with two Urban Sketchers cohorts; that was great fun as always. (Last Sunday of the month, Crush Bar, $10 entry)

Friends from Dr. Sketchy and the Drink & Draw showed up for the Lan Su expedition, and Urban Sketchers are showing up for Dr. Sketchy and the Drink & Draw. I'm really enjoying all the crossover between these various groups, as it is starting to feel like one big community of creative people, all of which are busy organizing fun events for us all to attend. Way to go, Portland artists!


  1. Fantastic....nice to see your drawings posted. Am amazed too at the number of Dr, Sketchy poses. Great! Thanks.

  2. What a wonderful collection of drawings--all with such graceful, expressive lines!

  3. Some great sketches here. I really like the atmospheric quality of the ink drawing with the lighter building in the background as well as the nice line work on the botanicals. great stuff as always.