Berkeley Results

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Postby martha » Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:22 am

We had a great day sketching in Berkeley! It started out foggy but the sun soon came out. We worked in and around the "4th Street" commercial area in Berkeley. There were lots of good subjects to sketch, and it was inspiring to share sketchbooks (over Irish Coffees :)) at the end of the day.

Present were: Jana, Martha, Adam, Natalie, Cathy, Doña, Carrie, Pete, Vern, Genevieve and Lucille. Here are some photos of the day:

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I'll post my sketches as soon as I get them scanned in.
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Postby pete » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:41 am

This sketchcrawl was great fun, and i was introduced to a new part of town, 4th street - cool shops. It's always nice to sketch in the bay area, so different from davis. It was nice to finally meet some of the other sketchers whose work online i've really enjoyedand has inspired me to draw, esp Jana and Martha, and i learnt a lot from just speaking to everyone at the end, and from seeing everybody's amazing sketchbooks, and materials. Wicked stuff. I'm looking forward to the next one!

So here's what i drew:

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Postby janabouc » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:08 am

Thanks Martha for organizing this fun day and taking the great photos! It was so much fun to spend the day drawing and enjoying the company of artist friends.

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Peets Coffee 4th Street

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Blind Lilly, chanting "Good afternoon, could you help me please?" asking for money on 4th Street. I did help her with a few bucks and she was pleased to have her portrait drawn.

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Behind Sur la Table on 4th Street.

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Spenger's Fish Grotto (Not a great drawing...the first of the day).

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Postby gustavo » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:33 am

Pete: Nice feeling, very nice.

Martha: Thank you for the pictures

Jana: Nice drawings as well.

I commute to Emeryville but have not had a chance to explore much beyond the home/work route, thank you for sharing. I must go there.

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Postby PaintMonster » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:11 am

martha
Wow beautiful photos!
Thank you for the sharing!!

pete
Nice style!!
when I saw your beautiful sketches, I recalled BD!!
Great!!

janabouc
Nice color!
I like your sweet sketches!!
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Postby Karen » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:11 pm

There's a great feel of Berkeley from the sketches.

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Postby martha » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:00 pm

Jana: It was great fun to "crawl" with you once again. I LOVE your sketches!

Pete: It was wonderful to meet you, and being able to see your sketchbooks in person was a fantastic treat. So inspiring!

I'll post my sketches as soon as I can get to my scanner. I also took some photos of Natalie's wonderful sketches - those are coming too!
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Postby Alisa » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:17 pm

Pete- Beautiful color sketches on top! I also like the blue fish grotto sketch.

JanaBouc- Great setting feel and colors in your cafe sketch.

Martha- nice photos!

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Postby CarrieMc » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:20 am

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I felt so lucky to meet Martha, Jana and several of the crawlers at the start of the day but had to leave early. So I missed the great reveals at the end of the day - bummer! I spent most of my time parked in front of this cool looking historical church on Hearst and Ninth streets.

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Postby CarrieMc » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:41 am

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I also drew this cute statue sitting on 4th and Hearst streets.

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P.S.: I know there must be a way to post both images in the same area but my techie skills are rather lame.

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Postby emma » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:17 pm

These are great, you guys! I got impatient reading and went scrolling down for the pictures, and then had to go back and doublecheck that I was right - 4th Street is a character in itself.

Sounds like you all had a good time... beautiful work!

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Postby leeroy » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:52 am

Great great stuff, everyone. Looks like a very pleasant day. And Irish Coffees! XD Yum.

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Postby martha » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:19 am

OK, here are my sketches from the day. I ended up inking these on site and then adding the color that evening and the next day.

At the meet up corner:
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Peet's Coffee:
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Down Home Music:
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In Sur la Table:
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Spenger's Restaurant:
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House on Fifth Street:
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Postby martha » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:27 am

And here are Natalie's super sketches from the 4th Street Crawl:

Street Cart:
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Shop Window:
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In the East Bay Vivarium:
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Postby pete » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:24 am

great stuff martha, looks really nice with the colour, especially the one of spenger's. And i love the trick you showed me, on the down home music sketch, with the car outlines, i will be trying that in future! The house on fifth street is really nice too.

and very nice pictures also, natalie, i like the snake! i wish i'd gone to that shop now. i used to have a pet snake, years ago, hissing sid. and then another one a few years later called imran khan. prefer snakes to spiders. spiders are my enemy, and there is one outside my apartment right this minute which is scaring the bejesus out of me.


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