Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sketchcrawl 9 in San Francisco

I joined Enrico and Ronnie for 9th Sketchcrawl in San Francisco. Everyone met up at the Royal Grounds Coffee and then we walked over to the Palace of Fine Arts. I left a bit earlier them everyone else and was spared the climb up the Fillmore hills by the 22 line. Later in the afternoon, we convened Kinokuniya in Japantown to share sketchbooks and to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival.

I discovered that Enrico does his watercolors from the sketchcrawls at his studio before posting. Ha! Here I believed he did them all on site. I know Ronnie does it all the time though. It's tricky juggling everything on the go.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

belly dancing

I went to a Persian restaurant and they had a belly dancer perform during the evening - slow, graceful arm movements with quick hip action and light footsteps.

Friday, April 07, 2006

martial arts morning

There's a senior community center near the park. They have groups there practice tai chi and other kung fu/wu shu exercises. I found it easier to focus on one instructor, rather than the whole group of people.

Here's a portrait of the fellow.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sketchcrawl Santa Cruz

There was a break in the rain a couple weeks back and I was in Santa Cruz for a little Friday sketchcrawl.
The 20th annual Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival took place March 24-26. Here's some of the kayaks they were raffling or selling.

A parked Subaru near the festival sans corporate tagging.

The Walton Lighthouse around the bay from the Boardwalk. It's a green occulting light. The 5 mph presumably is for boats as people can run faster than that.

Of course, I had to draw some surfers! A couple of guys were skim surfing on Live Oak Beach. The other board surfers were bobbing up and down with the waves and all I got were little drawings of them.