Alcatraz/San Francisco 11/13

Post your drawings here ... November 13 2005
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Alcatraz/San Francisco 11/13

Postby miss p » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:35 am

Hey everyone:

It was a great day out with perfect weather. Terrific meeting everyone, let's do it again soon! Here's a couple, one of a street performer at Fisherman's Wharf, and another of a decaying building on Alcatraz.

Take care,
miss p

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Postby biga » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:55 am

First off the day was beautiful, Sunny high 60's, no wind. I would guess we had about 40 people in our group. Be sure to check out Enrico's Blogfor photo's from the day.

Anyway here are my pencil sketches. Next time I will give the water color's a go.

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This is a map of the island and a number corresponding to my sketches.

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1 - This was the first thing I spotted when I got off the boat and I think it also caught the eye of many others, as the rangers had to ask several of us to move to make way for the next group.

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2 - About a 100 yards up the main path this is the corner of the main barracks/apartments of the facility


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3 - This is the old officers club from the original army days. It's in pretty bad shape, but a great subject to draw.

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4 - This is at the top of the hill near the front door to the cell house. The left is the warden's house the right is the light house. After a few minutes I got tired of drawing buildings and went on to a different subject.

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5 - This is a lady sititng at a bench looking at the SF skyline. She was leaning over talking to a friend. The bridge on the left is the SF side of the Bay Bridge.


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6 - This is along the back path to the garden's . The fence at the top surrounds the prisoner's rec yard.

If you're wondering who I was I was Mike, the big guy in the green shirt. Now you can see why they call me biga. This was my first sketchcrawl, I didn't know anybody and had a great time. Everyone was super friendly and would talk to you or leave you alone to draw, so don't hold back, get out to the next one.

Max

Postby Max » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:02 am

Alcatraz was a blast. Here's a quick, partly computer-color scan of my sketch of the south end.

http://img374.imageshack.us/full.php?im ... all1yj.jpg

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Postby emma » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:06 am

Awesome sketches, all. I like the mime-on-a-box of P's, and the last landscape from biga...

Wish I coulda' been there! Post more!

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My sketches from Alcatraz

Postby pantufla » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:14 am

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click here for a photoset of the Alcatraz sketch crawl

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantufla/sets/1361454/

Jen W.

Postby Jen W. » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:44 am

Good times! Beautiful day!

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Photos here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mao

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Postby andy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:13 am

Wow so many amazing sketches, great work! Looking forward to seeing more from Alcatraz :)

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Postby Léo » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:31 pm

Here are my very humble sketches, and some pictures on my blog.

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Thanks everyone for that great sketcrawl. :)

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Postby James » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:54 pm

The work coming out of Alcatraz looks amazing. I really wanted to stay for that trip since I've never drawn on Alcatraz. Just never occured to me to draw there for some reason. Looking forward to seeing more from the bay! Great work all.

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Postby a maclean » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:35 pm

Hey Ms. P and All, Nice to see your sketches up here. Everyone's stuff looks great. Love the wobbly milk crate and the person in shade under the ledge. I wish I could've been in town to drawl. Maybe it'll inspire me to finally visit Alcatraz after living in SF for 30 something years...

Cheers,
Amber

storm

oh man I missed it

Postby storm » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:09 pm

Im so bummed I missed out!
but I was really tired.
looks like ya'll had an awesome time!
maybe next time!

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Postby Jeff D » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:35 pm

Great work, everyone.

It was a lot of fun to see so many artists out and roaming around. Everywhere you looked there was somebody cradling a sketchbook and making art. Had a great time sitting around with a small group afterwards; passing the books around and talking shop.

The one bad thing: I got to the boat at the last minute and did not know that Tadahiro Uesugi was in our midst until, well, until today (the day after.) I would have loved to have quietly sneaked a peak over his shoulder a some point, that's for sure. . .

My sketchscrawls:

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Postby PaintMonster » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:24 am

miss p
wow very beautiful water color take!!!
I like it!!!!

biga
I like "5".
I have been to San Francisco only once. And this scene has not been seen. I want to see, when I go to San Francisco again.

pantufla
Nice B/W moleskine sketches!!
I like 2nd one!!

Jen W.
Is the 3rd illustration in a toilet?
If that is right, I will want to draw a sight which you are sketching in the place.
Good sketches!!

Léo
simpley cute sketches!!
I like seagull's one!

Jeff D
nice simple line sketches!!
I like your style!!
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Postby Alisa » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:01 am

Nice sketches! Looks like you all had a great day!

miss p- love your colors in the building sketch and the street performer
gestures

biga- great idea to mark the map with where you were sketching!

pantufla- awesome pen & inks!

jenn w- great sink sketch!

leo- I like your seagull

jeff d- I like the way you handled the first building sketch

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Postby amelia » Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:14 am

All of these look great you guys! Jen W: I didn't realize you were drawing me! I was drawing you at the same time, though mine of you didn't turn out as good as yours of me...I might post that one later on my blog, but for now, my sketches and experiances are here :
http://gogeckogirl.blogspot.com/
I had a blast everyone. See you next time!

a


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