Sketchcrawl Tahoe – by Gerald

Posted by on Feb 28, 2006 in Blog, just drawings, WorldWideSketchCrawl | 6 comments

Here are a few sketches from my recent WWSC 8 adventure in South Lake Tahoe, NV. I had such a great time hanging out with friends, snowboarding on the “Easy Rider” slopes up in Sierra. With the constant drizzle of snow and the 20 degree weather, I found it quite difficult to relax while sketching…you tend to draw a little bit faster. Gerald:

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Frank’s drawings

Posted by on Feb 23, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 3 comments

Great inspiring sketches from Frank Stockton. Many more here and on his site. Many more here and on his site.

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Another contributor: Claudio Acciari

Posted by on Feb 15, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 8 comments

Well, let me introduce you to one of the upcoming amazing contributors to the new SketchCrawl blog : Claudio Acciari. Italian compatriote, uber talented painter, Ufo Robot Grandizer maniac, Claudio does computer generated pieces (often with Oekaki boards) that push the limits of the medium … he can paint with pixels … really wonderful pieces with daring, unusual and inspiring colors and palettes. I am really happy he agreed to help us make this place great...

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some gestures …

Posted by on Feb 15, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 4 comments

Here’s one of my gestures from today’s session: and one from Bolhem Bouchiba, a crazy talented top animator here at Pixar. He worked in Disney Paris a few years back on projects like Tarzan and the awesome short Lorenzo. Bolhem is going to be one of the contributors to this blog! Some great stuff is in store for us … 😀 And I’ll leave you with an excerpt from Walt’s gesture drawings notes: ” … our goal is to draw not bones and...

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Walt’s notes

Posted by on Feb 9, 2006 in Blog, thoughts | 10 comments

Tom Gately gives us every tuesday at the Gesture drawing Class here at Pixar, some print outs of Walt Stanchfield’s notes. They are true nuggets of drawing knowledge and great food for thought. Here’s an excerpt that seems quite fitting for SketchCrawling. “Your Sketchbook can and should contain both writing and sketching. Memories are often useful in creative work. Present day experiences are worthy of recording, saved and savored. Jot down only the...

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2006 in Blog, updates, WorldWideSketchCrawl | 1 comment

Yes it’s true … no I am not kidding. Sunday February 19th Ronnie del Carmen and I will be in Tokyo joining artists in a day of drawing. We’ll be sketching with some of our amazingly talented friends there, Tadahiro Uesugi and Yoko Tanji to name a few … I really can’t wait and hope many artists can join us there and ALSO from the rest of the world! So let’s make February 19th World Wide SketchCrawl #8 ! Sorry about the short notice,...

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Wed your Sketchbook

Posted by on Feb 8, 2006 in Blog, thoughts | 6 comments

“I suggest that you wed yourself so thoroughly to your sketchbook that it almost becomes a physical extension of yourself. And now what you must do is draw and draw and look at the drawings and draw and draw and draw and look at the drawings and draw …” by Robert Kaupelis in his book “Learning do draw”.

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Time for a redesign at

Posted by on Feb 7, 2006 in Blog, updates | 8 comments

So here it is … a wordpress blog for SketchCrawl … using the new K2 theme. Much sharper than my cobbled together main page. What I would love to happen is for a few sketchers to become posters and contributors as well. Making this a communal blog about SketchCrawls, drawings, materials and all things having to do with that. What’s the latest discovery of yours? A new pen? A new super light sitting stool? A great sketchbook ? It’d be great to...

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SketchCrawl #7

Posted by on Feb 4, 2006 in Blog, Moblocrawling, WorldWideSketchCrawl | 0 comments

Skethcrawl #7 is under way and with a nice turn out. Our good luck with weather is as always uncanny, against predictions once again we have a wonderful day to sketch around. drawing from the top of De Young Museum, what a view up here! The beautiful entrance courtyard Drawing from the bottom the perspective defying tower The tribal artifacts here are amazing, one could draw just that collection all day. Wish I hadn’t forgot my foldable seat to draw … my...

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