Sunday, September 16, 2018

Coronado Ferry Landing with San Diego Urban Sketchers

Yesterday I got to sketch with the San Diego Urban Sketchers at the Ferry Landing on Coronado. This video shows the artists, their sketches and a bit of the area.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lake Mira Mar - Sharpie September

I created this drawing with a Sharpie Ulta Fine Marker and watercolor while attending a paint out with Inland Painters. This is the dock at Mira Mar Lake, a reservoir located in North San Diego County. There is a 5-mile loop around the lake and is a popular place for picnicking, jogging, walking and bicycling.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Sharpie september

Sketching with the San Diego Sketch Crawlers at Spanish Village.
Sharpie September using a Sharpie pen and watercolor paint.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Field worker Carlsbad Flower Fields

This was drawn from a photograph taken at the Carlsbad Flower Fields many years ago.
It's a small sketch on brown craft paper created with Sharpie Brush Pens.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Coronado Ferry Landing

Sharpie September Day 4 was created at the Ferry Landing in Coronado. I visited the area to see which spot would be a good meeting place for the San Diego Urban Sketchers. I had a cup of coffee at the Coronado Coffee Company and sketched for a little while. It seemed to be the meeting place for retired men having their morning coffee, a destination for their morning bike ride.  I also walked over to the fishing area of the landing and sketched from there. A young couple was scurrying around trying to catch fish from both sides of the pier and reporting on the phone how many they had in the bucket. I wonder if they worked for a restaurant. They kept admiring my sketches every time they passed by me.

It was a peaceful morning with light sprinkles. It's hard to believe that it will be high 90's by the end of the week. I had my sweatshirt on the entire time.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Sharpie September Day 3

Today I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Permanent Marker. Since I stayed home all day I sketched while watching Live PD. My sketch was created on brown craft paper glued to the back of one of my sketchbook pages. There were random bleed through marks fro the previous page so I used the brown paper to draw on.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Car show - Sharpie September

Today was the first day of Sharpie September. It is something I am going to try with a few of my friends. The first attempt was with a big fat Sharpie Magnum. I felt like I was drawing with a bar of soap! A few car enthusiasts came by to chat with me and when I told one of the men I was having trouble with my big Sharpie he brought me a smaller point. I am happier with my second attempt. There are many different Sharpies I have to look forward to for the rest of the month.