East Bay/Berkeley Results

Saturday March 17th 2007!
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East Bay/Berkeley Results

Postby Oliver » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:14 am

We had a great and productive SketchCrawl day on and around the Berkeley campus. A little under thirty folks started out the day despite an ominous grey cover during the morning. Luckily, inclement weather didn't persist, and the sky cleared by noon! 8)

Most SketchCrawlers began with the big T-Rex, then meandered along Strawberry Creeks, drawing redwood trees, neat architecture and feisty squirrels along the way. Those of us who lasted till the afternoon sketched in the Hearst Anthropology Museum, festive Telegraph Avenue, and finally wrapped up at a nearby cafe.

I'll be putting up pictures and scans in a little bit...
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Postby Oliver » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:03 am

We met...
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...sketched dinosaurs...
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..and among other things, wrapped up over coffee.
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A page from my sketches today...
...T-Rex viewed from above, the creek and squirrels.
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Can somebody who took a group photo post it? That'd be great. :P

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Postby Rebecca » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:48 am

What a great day it was in Berkeley! I arrived slightly late to my first sketchcrawl, but found the group easily enough. In spite of being too hungry to think straight, I got right to work on the Pterodactyl and T-Rex...
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Then, I ran over to one of the cafes on Bancroft, and sketched this while I waited for my lunch. Did I mention it was a really nice day?
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Once that was taken care of, I reconnected with the group at the Campanile Tower where we checked each others stuff out and posed for photos. Next, I took a shot at South Hall:
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Later, I found out that is the building all the architecture students are sent out to sketch in their first year here -- there are probably thousands of these buggers in people's sketch collections all over the earth. How dreary is that? But it was a nice day, and I had a chance to look closely at a very eccentric building.

Anyway, after I finished tormenting myself with all theat gingerbread, I moved on to the Anthropological Museum, where I sketched this classical head with a missing nose.
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We were ushered out at 4:30 when it closed, so I drew the view out to the cafe across the street where we planned to meet for the final review of our books.
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I think I was the oldest person on this sketchcrawl -- I was a little concerned that no one would want to be caught in my company, but this was not the case at all. I met lots of great art nerds just like me. :D
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Postby 2danimator » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:09 am

great weather and nice people. always an enjoyable day when i go to sketchcrawl. today i brought my wife lucille and daughter genevieve along for the fun. here's one building that i painted:
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Postby pete » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:38 am

very nice pics! i never got to the dinosaur bones.
i enjoyed it, but my arms got a bit sunburnt. so much to draw, a day's not enough. i didn't go to the cafe though (a beer elsewhere had my name on it), so here's my contribution:
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Postby andy » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:44 am

Wow, looks like a great time was had by all, and what great sketches Oliver, Rebecca, 2danimator and Pete! I'm looking forward to seeing more from the Bay area :)

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Postby PaintMonster » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:25 pm

Oliver
Thank you for the nice report and photos!!
I want to join East Bay/Berkeley crawl!!
nice beautiful water color sketches!!

Rebecca
Wow great sketches!!
especially like 4th beautiful building one!!!

2danimator
Nice britness sketch!!
I like it!!

pete
Wow super cool!
I like 1st sheet!
it's really nice pen works!!
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Postby osoposo » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:53 pm

Wow, there's a lot of really strong work here. Beautiful architectural drawings. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby Thorsten » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:12 pm

allways great to have a report going along, Oliver ;-)
great loose colouring!

wonderful sketches, Rebecca - that flying still seems to be alive with his vivid eyes you gave him ;-)

flourishing colour-work coming along, 2danimator. thanks for sharing!

veeery nice assembling in the first one, pete I really can see 'Berkeley Area' in your colours

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Postby Karen » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:22 pm

Here's a couple group shots at the tower. Not everyone was present. I'll post my drawings later this week!

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Postby donnam » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:50 pm

Oliver and Karen-thx for the pics--it is always nice to see the folks that sketch

Pete-incredible line work-really nice and I love the Brazil Cafe watercolor

2danimator-nice watercolor of the wellman hall

rebecca-that south hall sketch must have taken a while-good work

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Postby Rebecca » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:12 pm

donnam wrote:rebecca-that south hall sketch must have taken a while-good work

Thanks, everyone for the comments. :D
donnam, that South Hall drawing took about 35 minutes, but it felt like two hours!
Peter Pen, the Pterodactyl skull really had that raised ring shaped bone structure in the eye socket. I think that was bone, anyway. It was fascinating -- putting it in the drawing made it look alive.
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Postby chainsawguy » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:55 pm

Those are some amazing sketches. Not to single anyone out, but Pete's studies are outstanding. Looks like you had some good weather, despite those grey skies you mentioned. (Not as chilly as we were in Detroit, at least!) Great job for everyone involved!
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Postby martha » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:23 am

What a day! Fabulous weather and a great group of friendly sketchers. I had forgotten how nice the Berkeley campus can be.

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It was great to met up with everyone and share our work at the end of the day. See you at SC14!
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Postby PaintMonster » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:00 am

Karen
Nice Party Photo!!

martha
Wow beautiful sketches as always!!
I love your watercolor very much!
Especially like bottom one!!
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