Monday, July 29, 2013
Wasn't a lot, but it made me happy to do something. I'm the one that does signs. A Japanese American festival is a fabulous place to draw signs. The one on the left with the light blue background has something to do with one of the kids' games. The Gold Fish Game sign is definitely a kid game sign. The dark blue background one came from the front of the Japanese American Cultural Center. No idea what it says - hope it isn't "do not draw this sign..."
The Obon Festival was held this weekend at the Vista Buddhist Temple. Several Urban Sketchers met to draw the activities and had a challenge with the rapidly moving Taiko Drummers from UC Irvine. One of our urban sketchers, Carol Bonomo was our hostess and event coordinator of the festival. Rachel Kopel, another urban sketcher gave demonstrations on Etegami in the cultural center.
San Diego Urban Sketchers
Koto Music Performance
Carol Bonomo event coordinator and urban sketcher.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Two San Diego Urban Sketchers met at Lindo Lake Park in Lakeside this morning. There were plenty of things to draw, mostly people walking their dogs, children playing and people fishing. We chose to sketch the lake, ducks and squirrels.
Pen and ink with Watercolor, Linda Giese
Saturday, July 13, 2013
This is a 1 minute video of the San Diego Urban Sketchers meetup group. It was a different subject for most all of us but it turned out to be a fun challenge. Attended by Alice Picado, Dominique Eiche, Ida Mae, Judy Jiru, and Lydia Velarde.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Today I met with Carol and a few other sketchers at the International Cottages in Balboa Park. This is my sketch of the House of Scotland and a group picture.
I am always a little self conscious about what my eye tells me it wants to draw. All around me bloom flowers, trees, and (duh) cottages that represent the different nations and their communities in San Diego.
I draw signs. Did I mention that?
This would be the sign I drew today.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup group met at the Leo Carrillo Ranch today.
This ranch is a former working ranchero once owned by Leo Carrillo, an actor who appeared in the tv series Cisco Kid. We had the chance to sketch any adobe buildings, windmills and about 2 dozen peacocks roaming the grounds.
The San Diego Urban Sketchers descended on Leo Carillo Historic Ranch in Carlsbad, CA. today. Carillo was a famous actor of the 1950s who played Pancho, sidekick to the Cisco Kid. The Ranch (a city park now) was his home and is carefully constructed to conform to the old California ranchos -- complete with the wild peacocks, which are ALL over the place.