Mystic workshop sketches, part two

Friday, January 22, 2010

Here are more sketches done during the three-day workshop I took in Mystic, CT. First, more of the sea shanty singers...








And finally, a caricature of an old gentleman looking at books on the neat, curvy bookshelves at the Seaport bookstore:


Mystic workshop sketches, part one

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Here are some of the results from the 3-day workshop I took at Mystic Seaport two weeks ago. Unfortunately it was very cold that weekend, plus it turned out that the rest of the class members weren't new to this and had been working on longer-term projects at Mystic, so it wasn't quite what I expected. Still, I suppose it did force me to draw for three days, so there's that.

We were supposed to document the restoration of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, but there weren't a whole lot of people working on it over the weekend.

Restoring the Charles W. Morgan, Mystic, CT

I sketched this one from the warmth of the bookstore:

Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

And this from inside the reception building (anything to stay warm!):


Perhaps the highlight of the weekend was a community sea-shanty sing, held in the German club building across from the Seaport. One after another, people young and old of all shapes, sizes and facial hair abundance got up and sang traditional sea songs ... and the audience couldn't help but join in the fun.

Sea shanty singer, Mystic, CT