15th Los Angeles Crawl and post Comic Con special LA Crawl

Saturday August 25th 2007
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Postby storydesign » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:10 pm

Lots of great ideas folks
I wil chime in with:

Anywhere Historical would be great. Little Tokyo or Chinatown are my favorite sites these days.. lots going on downtown these weekends!

Aug 25 will see the ending of Nisei week!
Anime Festival
Sat-Sun, August 25-26
Street Arts Festival & Carnival
Sat-Sun, August 25-26
http://www.niseiweek.org/
also, a favorite noodle house and sketching spot
http://www.daikoku-ten.com/dk_home.html

PS there are lots of new galleries on main st open in the past couple of years.
http://www.downtownartwalk.com/

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Postby Ice-Cream Monster » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:49 am

WOW!! So many goodies to draw!! Darn, I am going to miss all these fun, I will be out of town that weekends. Please draw tons of drawings and post on the forum!! I will try to draw a bit while I am on the road. :)

BTW, off topic, Tofu festival Aug 18 - 19 weekends!! I think there is a Nisei parade at Little Tokyo on Sunday!!

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Postby shihonakaza » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:50 am

Sounds like Little Tokyo will be a great location for a Sketch Crawl!

In addition to the events storydesign mention, a giant Nebuta float will be on display at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (244 South San Pedro Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets).

We can meet at 10:30am at the wooden tower in Japanese Village Plaza, facing 1st Street between Central and San Pedro (101 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Parking around the area is $3-$5.

Little Tokyo area map: http://elittletokyo.com/En/ltmaporig.htm
Parking information: http://www.elittletokyo.com/En/parking.htm[/url]

Let me know if you have questions,

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Postby leeroy » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:19 am

I'll see you there!

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Postby Danny_JP » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:15 am

Alina!

I followed your advice and opened a thread for Vancouver... but no one is interested.. boo-hoo... if i'd only be back in LA. I'm jealous of all of you, LA sketchcrawling was the best!

Have great fun and till hopefully soon,
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Postby gustavo » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:53 pm

You could try creating a quick SketchCrawl flyer and passing it around the arts stores, maybe someone else will show up. That is what I am going to do since I wont be able to attend the San Francisco one due to last minute issues that came up :(

There is a large logo in this post:
http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=150

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Postby Ice-Cream Monster » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:07 am

That's a GREAT idea seeker.
Danny, another good place to post up SketchCrawl notice is the Drawing board forum!!

http://www.drawingboard.org/viewforum.p ... 34ca448a82

Don't give up. Sometimes people don't respond on the forum, they will show up. :) And tell your friends and ask them to ask their friends and spread the news. Word of mouth often work well. :)

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sketching in Marina Del Rey

Postby kritty » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:05 am

I'm thinking of doing an early sketch crawl, sat. aug 25, beginning at panera's on lincoln and continuing to burton chace park or virginia park in santa monica (there's a farmer's market on satuday) :D anyone else in the area? :?:

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Sketchcrawling in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Postby storydesign » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:59 am

I ended up in Little Tokyo for the Taiko drumming at the cultural center-end of the day.
I did a late lunch at Daikokuya Ramen on first st. I did a quick digital sketch of the clientele.
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The manager, Motoi, became interested in my tablet sketching--Image
he is an artist too. I let him give it a whirl--his drawing below.
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I did get to sketch the Nebuto float from Japan! Very cool!
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I am sorry I slept in today and couldn't meet other sketchcrawlers..if the made it here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/storydesig ... 667385365/

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Postby gittens7 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:55 pm

kinda mad i missed it had so much work to do, but i had a question about the tablet pc, i am looking into getting one and i wanted to know which you were using or which do you suggest thanks
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Postby leeroy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:43 pm

storydesign! Great sketches! And interesting stuff there with the tablet.

There was a small group of us (five). We were at the Village Plaza tower until a little after 11am and were in Little Tokyo sketchcrawling until about 4pm. We were probably there at the same time at some point. Too bad we didn't meet up!

I'll be posting some stuff tomorrow, including a sketch of the Nebuto float. What an incredible looking thing.

The festival was really jumping and there was so much to sketch at any given moment it was a little overwhelming, but fun!

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Postby PaintMonster » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:52 pm

storydesign
wow Great T-PC sketches!
I have been to this shop!!
I want to back LA LA LAND now!!
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Postby storydesign » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:24 am

it was a good day for all apparently.
gittens7-- I have a Fujitsu 5032 slate.it is handy IF, an outlet is near. it ran out of power right after i uploaded the drawings-- free WIFI in Little Tokyo. though I love traditional sketch.

thanx paintmonster--it looks like you had a GREAT sketchcrawl.

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Postby akiko » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:50 am

This was my first time joining a group for the sketchcrawl. It was fun meeting new people and being with others, sharing stories and exchanging art material infos and tips.

I've only been to Mitsuwa and Kinokuniya so this was a great opportunity for me to explore the rest of it and what Little Tokyo is all about.

On First street, there are historical buildings where restaurants now occupy.
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In the village
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Up at the gardens in Hotel New Otani.
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we passed around our sketchbooks at the end. Thanks to Shiho for keeping the group together! StoryDesign - sorry we didn't get to meet up with you.

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Postby storydesign » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:03 am

some great drawings folks! the New Otani garden is beautiful.
Nice drawing of First street akiko! It is growing fast.
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