Sketchcrawl Honolulu was a success!

Saturday September 23rd 2006
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Sketchcrawl Honolulu was a success!

Postby Hugh M. » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:55 am

Sketchcrawl Honolulu was a success! The Honolulu Advertiser picked up the story late in the week and placed a small article with a picture on the front page of the Island Life section on both Friday's and Saturday's morning paper. The Advertiser's article was a surprise and attracted the group of sketchers to Chinatown
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/artic ... 20351.html
We were supported by the Nuuanu Ave. community. Nolan Zane, Addie Cabjuan and crew (Zaney's Restaurant), Ed Korybski and family (Honolulu Arts and Culture District) Sandy Pohl (Louis Pohl Gallery), Takeo ( 2Couture), Tony Chang (Chinatown walking tour) and Erik Takehashi (Art’s @ Mark's Garage) attended. We have some great pictures of the children playing in the park and of the sketchers!
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The morning turned from a dark and rainy to a cool bright day, perfect for sketching! We warmed up in the Smith/Beretania Park while the children played on the lawn and new playground equipment.
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The morning sketchers were all new faces to the neighborhood. We recognized Ella and Ashley from New Life Church. Gretchen has a playful colorful sketch of the playground. Roosevelt High's Spencer W. shared with us his sketchbook full of awesome characters and storyboards for the animations he's working on. We hope to post more of his drawings.
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The group next walked thru Chinatown, enjoying the sights, sounds and visuals of the Maunakea Marketplace. We headed down Hotel Street and followed along River Street down past the Chinese Cultural Center to the Japanese Temple, our second sketching stop recommended by our walking tour leader (Gretchen).
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We had a sample lunch of Royal Kitchen's baked manapua, filled with chicken curry. Min shared a jin dui (Chinese seasame, rice balls filled with black sugar) with Chansi who enjoyed the jin dui and purchased a boxful.
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We returned early to Mark's Garage to freshen up and take a break from the heat of the midday sun.
Tony Chang purchased Chinatown backscratcher souvenirs for the sketchercrawlers and joined us for a group photo. Wow, we have some great sketches!
Gretchen had a few, very nice contour sketches with color. Irene from Arizona shared with us her sketchbook and places she visited during her week in Hawaii, Kirstin's sketches were full of values and textures (I suspect Kirstin a famous painter?). Chansi's (Florida) temple sketch reflected the fun she had sketching while sitting next to Gretchen.
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In the mid afternoon Hugh, Dee and a family of five showed up at Mark's Garage.
A few people called to say they could not attend and looked forward to a second Sketchcrawl. On the international level, 40 cities in different counties took part in the activity. We have nice sketches to post on the web site and the event was enjoyed by our new friends.

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Postby lexidawn » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:04 am

Wow! Looks like you guys had a total success! Thanks for posting all the pictures and sketches - quite impressive! Congrats on such a good turnout! :D

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Postby enrico » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:49 pm

thanks so much for your awesome report ... so great to hear about your sketchcrawl day in Honolulu .. and wow amazing sketches indeed! Yay!

really have to come visit one of these days ... haven't been to hawaii yet ... look forward to catching some waves and sketch around ... one day ...

:)

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Postby Thorsten » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:15 pm

how wonderful this is, Hugh M.!

I liked to read the story of your day and to see how you "visualised" all of your day by sketch, word and photo! Great job! What a marathon.

Is there any follow-up story about your first article, too?

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The credit goes to John

Postby Hugh M. » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:50 pm

Thanks Peter, but I should make clear that full credit should be given to John Yamashige. John organized Honolulu's first Sketchcrawl, recorded it with photos, and authored the forum posting. I was happy to assist with the posting, and look forward to attending the next Honolulu Sketchcrawl! We know that this is a great event that will grow in our community.

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Postby Karen » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:02 pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing the pictures and drawings! It looks like an initimate group for drawing. :)

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Another Drawing from the First Honolulu Sketchcrawl

Postby Hugh M. » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:45 pm

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Another Honolulu Chinatown drawing done by highschool student Erin H.

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Postby lilin » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:29 pm

Thanks for getting the results posted in the forum! It looked like a fun day with a great group of people. Wonderful artwork! Will John organize the next Honolulu crawl?

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Postby John » Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:10 pm

Hi lilin,

Yes! we are planning another sketchcrawl.
Please see sketchcrawl #12.

Aloha,
John


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