View from Dolores Park, ink & watercolor

View from Dolores Park, ink & watercolor

Saturday was the 31st Worldwide Sketchcrawl and I joined the San Francisco group to explore the Mission District and sketch. I tagged along with my friend Pete Scully who had mapped out a route that included stops at two famous S.F. comic book stores.

Sketcher at morning meetup at Dolores Cafe

Sketcher at a.m. meetup at Dolores Cafe

While waiting for the crawl to begin everyone sat and stood around drawing everyone else. See Pete’s sketch of me seriously sketching here.

Pete Sketching atop stairs

Pete Sketching atop stairs

Later, while Pete climbed up a set of stairs to draw a Victorian house, I sketched him sketching and then picked up some lunch at a cafe up the street.

Fire Hydrant and Mission Dolores

Fire Hydrant and Mission Dolores

Since I was sketching with Pete, of course we had to stop and draw a fire hydrant (see Pete’s fire hydrant series here). I was amused by the similarity of shapes in the tower atop Mission Dolores and the fire plug.

Mission Mariachis hanging out

Mission Mariachis standing around

I don’t know what these guys were waiting for but they never did play.

Old "New Mission Theatre"

Old "New Mission Theatre"

The theater is defunct, the sign peeling and is dwarfed by neighboring Giant Value big box store. I bet the theater was beautiful when it was new.

Below, some BART people on the very bumpy ride to SF. I’m finding that as much as I love my fountain pen for its smooth flowing, I have less control, especially when drawing on transit or when standing.

Bumpy ride BART sketches

Bumpy ride BART sketches

Baby on Dad on BART

Baby on Dad on BART

On the Way to SF on BART

On the Way to SF on BART

It was a fabulous day, gorgeous weather, great seeing old friends at the Sketchcrawl and meeting some new ones. You can see posts from the day on the Sketchcrawl forum here.

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  1. Brilliant sketches Jana! It was a pleasure to sketch with you again, thanks for coming on my back and forward route through the mission! I was exhausted by the time I got home. I especially like the fire hydrant, and the mission dolores tower is great.

    • Thanks Pete! You are such an inspiration and so much fun to hang out with. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, made even better by getting to glimpse the world through your eyes a bit. Jana

  2. The visual analogy of fire hydrant and tower are very cute. You sketches are so full of life and cheering.

  3. So excellent, Jana! As always I am impressed with your ability to capture the essence of a subject in a few lines. Some of your little people remind me of art I saw in a Korean serial called “Painter of Wind”. It is set in the 1600s (I think) and has beautiful scenes, handsome actors, and a slightly overly-dramatic but captivating story line. Anyway, all that is to say that what they referred to as really good art is very much like your sketches!

  4. Hi Jana – great sketches! Thanks for sending me the reminder about this Sketchcrawl. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

    • Hi Janice, I’m just sorry we never connected during the day. We must have just missed each other a couple of times. But it looks like you had a great time and your sketches are beautiful! Jana

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