Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feb. SketchCrawl . . .plus

So it is not a good habit to only be posting here once a month after SketchCrawl . . .but here I am a month later doing just that. I have actually been sketching a bit more, but not getting them scanned and posted. Something to work on, I guess.

So the SketchCrawl at Playhouse Square was awesome!!! I had no idea that they ran tours of the theaters on the first Saturday of each month. Josh is doing a great job of getting us around town and I'm learning interesting things every month.

So, very cool going into each theater and hearing a bit of history. I didn't do much sketching, but lots of touring. That's OK though. Tom R. did a great tour and is so knowledgeable. We did get to "appear live on stage" at the Allen Theater; and I sat right in the center on the front edge to sketch this. It was much darker than this, and we only sat there for about twenty minutes . . . which isn't much time for this much detail. Thank God for digital cameras for quick reference photos. I really wanted to finish this one . . . such a cool place.

My "Inaugural" posting of a portrait

So moving back in time to a more historic day; I was driven to do something in my sketchbook to commemorate this historic occasion. That I chose to try a "portrait" is a stretch, as you can see. I liked the pose and the set-up, but it would be nice if it a least resembled Obama. Oh well, we don't have to love everything we try, right? It serves as a memory of the event and that is enough for now.


shubot said...
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shubot said...

Great sketch of the Allen Theatre. I was on the sketch crawl also and the theatre was very dark. Josh did a great job putting it together. The sketch crawl is very interesting. I didn't do much sketching either. Everything seemed overwhelming. I posted one sketch of the lobby here on flickr. Can't wait to see the churches.


KB said...

Nice job on the theater! It was so much, I concentrated on just one chair ... and then that other tour group stood right in front of it. Sigh. And it was really wonky.

I also like the Obama sketch. He's got a tough face and I think your version is better than you think.

KB said...

Forgot to mention I left an award for you on my blog. Cheers, KB