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San Francisco Sketchcrawl Part 2: Ferry Building, Ferries & Ladies Room Lines

While I waited for the Sketchcrawl to begin I started drawing the Ferry Building clock tower. The clocks weren’t really set for different times. It looks that way because I drew what I saw: by the time I got to … Continue reading

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Sketchcrawl San Francisco Part 1: Coit Tower

The San Francisco Sketchcrawl was so much fun and had a great turnout of around 75 people. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. This was actually my last sketch of the day, finished just before our … Continue reading

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This Weekend! West Coast Urban Sketchers’ Sketchcrawl in the SF Bay Area

If you’re in the Bay Area the weekend of July 12-14, you’re invited to join in the sketching fun. We’ll be meeting Friday evening in Berkeley, all day Saturday in San Francisco and half a day on Sunday at Lake … Continue reading

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Sketchcrawl 38 and Urban Sketchers Show

We had a fantastic time hosting sketchers from around the Bay Area at our sketching event last Saturday. There were at least 30 sketchers and a total of around 100 people who joined us at the reception for the show … Continue reading

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Sketchcrawl 38: Sketch With Us or See Our Show

The East Bay Express published a fun article about my Urban Sketchers group and the sketch event and show/reception we’re hosting today. In the article they mentioned my sketching toilet seats in the hardware store so I thought I’d bring … Continue reading

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Saints Peter and Paul Church, Aquatic Park Bay Panorama: Sketchcrawl Part III

We brought our lunches from Molinari’s Deli to Washington Square Park where we sat in the shade of a tree to eat and then sketch Saint Peter and Paul’s Church. I started in a smaller sketchbook first (below) and then … Continue reading

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Sketching Burlesque Pin-Up Girls: International Sketchcrawl 35, Part II

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School was holding a free Tease-O-Rama drawing session during the afternoon of the Sketchcrawl at a Holiday Inn. The models, all burlesque artists, were beautiful, with surprisingly natural bodies from heavy to thin, and without any apparent … Continue reading

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International Sketchcrawl 35: San Francisco, Part I

Sketchcrawl 35 was fantastic! The weather in San Francisco was unusually beautiful, warm and sunny and there was so much to see and do. I’m posting the sketches in three parts since what we saw in each part of the … Continue reading

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Worldwide Sketchcrawl 31: San Francisco

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 … Continue reading

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International Sketchcrawl #30 at Stanford University

It was fun to meet the South Bay members of our Urban Sketchers SF Bay Area group Suhita and John, and to meet some of the members of Sketchcrawl Silicon Valley at the Stanford sketchcrawl on Saturday. Cathy and I … Continue reading

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Worldwide Sketchcrawl 27: San Francisco

For Worldwide Sketchcrawl 27 today I headed to San Francisco on BART  for a 10:30 meetup at the Ferry Building, sketching along the way. The couple at the top of the picture seemed to be on an unsatisfactory date. The … Continue reading

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Monday Night Sketchcrawl: Shattuck and Vine, Berkeley

Cathy and I met at Shattuck and Vine to sketch, and started with this historic building, now a wine shop called Vintage Berkeley, converted from the former utility district’s Vine Street Pumping Station. Actually we’d started a little further up … Continue reading

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