38th Worldwide SketchCrawlMonday, January 21, 2013
On Saturday I participated in the 38th Worldwide SketchCrawl. I wasn't able to meet up with the NYC group in the morning but ended up doing a daylong dual-state crawl.
I started off with a quick sketch over breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien in Stamford before going to a few local garage sales.
At one of them I scored a set of unused watercolor pencils, among other art supplies, so I brought them along with me to my next stop -- Brooklyn, New York, where I met my friend Alison. We had lunch and sketched each other. Then I sketched the expansive view from her window, with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the distance:
We went up a few flights of stairs to the roof, where we enjoyed breathtaking views of the sunset over Brooklyn and Manhattan. I quickly sketched two views before my fingers began to freeze:
When we went back down to warm up, I drew her daughter practicing piano (finally broke out those watercolor pencils):
Around 6:15 I headed back to Connecticut so I could catch The Sig Brothers playing at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford -- got a prime seat right in front of the band so I could draw them as M. and I enjoyed the music:
The next Worldwide SketchCrawl will be on Saturday, April 13. Mark your calendar and join in the fun!