Final Sketches from Santo Domingo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

At the bar, Meson de Luis, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

After the Challenge Through Limitations workshop with Nina Johansson, our group went to lunch at Meson de Luis, where we sampled the local delicacies: sancocho (a stew) and mofongo (a plaintain mash). I couldn't resist sketching the little boy sitting at the bar, watching cartoons as he ate lunch!

In keeping with tradition, the last afternoon of the Urban Sketching Symposium coincided with the 36th Worldwide Sketchcrawl. We gathered once again at the Parque Colon to draw and to take a group picture.

USK: Scene at Parque Colon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

USK: View from Parque Colon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The next day, before leaving for the airport, M. and I went to the Fortaleza Ozama, the 16th century Spanish fortress at the entrance to Santo Domingo. It was too hot to sketch there, so I found some shade on a staircase overlooking a street. I was soon joined by fellow sketchers Lapin and Jason Das, so I did a quick drawing of Lapin as well!

Street view, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Lapin sketching in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

As a last memory, I made a rubbing of a manhole cover right outside the Hotel Frances where we stayed. Adios, Santo Domingo -- can't wait to hear where next year's symposium will be!

Manhole cover rubbing from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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  1. Love, love, love the street view. Thanks for the vicarious adventure once again.

  2. Suma, these are incredible. I love the little boy watching cartoons! What a lovely trip it must have been.