Here are my drawings over August and September. I've been pretty busy so I wasn't able to compile a post for August but I think I've been drawing pretty consistently still! I actually focused a bit more on figure drawing throughout August (twas getting tired of the Santa Clara area!), but a trip to San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest (Portland/Seattle) rejuvenated my environment sketching spirit!
A trip to the beach was very rejuvenating. I ended up unintentionally going to the beach 3 days in a row, all different ones (saying this makes me feel pretty hip lol, which is why I'm saying it now...). Definitely a great place to draw people though!
sitting on the 2nd floor of the Caltrain is a great place to draw people without getting noticed:
I expanded my sketches to include not just one building but to try and capture the environment as a whole, and although my San Francisco sketches turned out a bit messy I was pretty happy with them on the day of because I felt I captured the movement and noise of the city. (I think doing a lot of gesture figure drawing helped me out there, and I also took an online workshop with Steve Huston which was very informative!).
San Francisco: Random Farmer's Market I went to, not chronological. I think I tried to make a story with the people and environment here.
After my classes ended I went on vacation to visit friends in Seattle and Portland! it was sooooo fun. I started out my Pacific Northwest journey a little messily (it was soo windy in Seattle and I had a hard time figuring out what to draw)!
sooo windy: view from friend's posh apt:
artist (me) drawing an artist at work (spray-painting in Seattle) + dog:
I ended up being able to get one decent drawing in Seattle and one in Portland so I was pretty satisfied! I've gotta say I really like Portland though such an awesome and hipster place!! Definitely hope to capture more of that hipster-ness on my next trip there.
I also drew some pictures on the back of postcards for my friends :) :
Quite poetically, my grey pen ran out of ink on what is probably to be my last environment drawing up here, and on a drawing of the building I was stuck in for the past several months. I probably subconsciously made it turn out that way, haha! Another reason for that though is because I wasn't able to find a place to buy the Hi-Tec Grey Pens up here. I ended up buying a light grey marker in Portland's Blick though (yay no sales tax!), so I started adding marker back into my drawings yay! (bc I ran out of my light marker colors, and I only had my dark ones left, but they were too dark so they intimidated me, but now that I have the light intermediary I feel comfortable venturing out again haha. Baby steps!!)
Goodbye Lucas Hall!! Hope I (never) see you again!! (Just kidding)