Toronto - [RESULTS]

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Nicola Abraham
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Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby Nicola Abraham » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:14 am

The weather report was iffy, but three of us met down at the Distillery District at 11 a.m. to see how much sketching we could do. We did manage to meet up with the 3 hardy souls from Markham, but lost track of them later in the day (looking forward to seeing what they did, when they post it here on the site). It rained for a while and we took refuge in Balzac's (GREAT coffee, by the way). That's where the little Scottie dog I drew was waiting for his owner ... I don't usually draw animals but this little guy was irresistible. Nancy did her quick pen-and-ink sketches and was ready to move on to other activities by early afternoon. Catherine went home (sorry Catherine but the photos I took of your sketches were too blurry to submit), and I meandered home too, but stopped on the way to do a watercolour sketch of Katie Bethune-Leamen's fabulous mushroom studio/sculpture installation at the Toronto Sculpture Garden.
(Submitted by Nikki)

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Scottie dog by Nikki...up till the last 30 seconds, the tail was tucked underneath the body ... then he saw his owner come out of the cafe...whoopee!

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The clock in the square

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The magic mushroom sculpture at Toronto Sculpture Garden on King Street East


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Catherine and Nancy at Balzac's

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The Distillery District main square

Pen-and-ink sketches by Nancy Oakes:

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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby PaintMonster » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:27 am

Nikki
Thank you for reports and fotos!
I like doggie sketch!
and mushroom house is the nice!

Nancy Oakes
Nice quick style!
I found the bicycle in the third image.
right?
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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby Lizabeth » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:39 pm

Hello all,
Here's some of what I did with a second little SketchCrawl group in Toronto (we met up with the group of previous post-ers briefly, and it was amazing to know there were people both in the city and around the world all sketching together!).

I went crazy over-board and added scrap paper to my sketches, and promise it looks slightly less horrifying in real life (especially the second sketch. Yikes).

I will try to get the sketches from the rest of our group shortly.
Thank-you everyone who came out!

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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby Joan T » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:48 pm

Nicole - The Scottie dog is so cute! Wonderful watercolor of the mushroom sculpture! It looks like it is a building..is it?

Nancy - Nice people sketches!! The one of the parent and child is precious!!!!

Lizabeth - Great job on the distillery and all those windows! Love the looseness of the coffee shop people. Great one of the market too!! You may not have used wc for a while, but you did really well with them.

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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby Lizabeth » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:28 pm

Thanks for the comments on my sketches, Joan! :)

Here's a contribution from Pat (who came out to sketch in Toronto):
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All of my images, as well as Pat's image, have also been posted on a collective blog we belong to (notanoctagon.blogspot.com), along with a brief commentary on the day and the places we went to sketch (for those not familiar with the city).

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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby mr.sch » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:45 pm

I like that mushroom, Nancys sketches and Lizabeths washes ... nice crawl, everyone. Cheers.

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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby PaintMonster » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:26 pm

Lizabeth
wowow these are super beautiful watercolor!!
I love your arts!!
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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby ChristinaA » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:45 am

You seemed to have had the same kind of weather as we did in Nora, Sweden :wink:
Great crawl!
Nicola - I liked the dog and his happy tail very much! Very well captured.
Nancy - Beautiful loose and free lines! Wow!
Lizabeth - So nice sketches and washes! I love your ink lines, very effective.

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Re: Toronto - [RESULTS]

Postby Lizabeth » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:54 pm

Thanks for the comments, PaintMonster, mr. sch, and ChristinaA! What a great welcome into the SketchCrawl community.

:)

Liz


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