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Post by crgcas » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:56 pm

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Well we just were'nt meant to have a big sketch day today! Our plans to go to the Japanese Friendship Garden (appropriate for the event today) were overturned by a high enrtrance fee and a crowded music festival. Our good fallback, the Botanical Garden closed at noon. We all made the best of it though and each got a sketch or two in. There were five of us at the garden and now we are dispersing to crawl home and add a few more along the way. Here are mine so far:

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Post by ChaosInColor » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:26 am

I had a great time, even though it was shorter than we expected. Here's my "alien snail cactus" painting from the garden, plus another attempt at a Japanese style tree that I did at home this afternoon. I'm still working on the tree technique.

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Post by crgcas » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:42 am

Annie - another great tree - all of your sketches were awesome!

Here are a few pix from today...

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Once home I thought I would continue sketching - it was in the upper 90s so sitting at the table and sketching a few from photo reference seemed less glamorous but more relaxing..
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Post by Mossgate » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:27 pm

Finally decided to do the bull frog in the Desert Botanical Garden pond. He posed so nicely for passers by.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/25177121@N03/5628045744/

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Post by m9fred » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:14 am

crgcas: Beautiful pictures and subtle colours, great photos, thanks.
ChaosInColor: Appealing version of a tree and uncharted cactus or snail or alien (nice idea :lol: ).

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Post by ChaosInColor » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:16 pm

Great photos Craig, I'm going to save the one of John. :-) Seeing you do watercolors at Sketchcrawl is one of the reasons I started trying it out, you do such nice things with it!

Mossgate, I can't see the photo, the page says it's private. Is it just me?

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Post by ChaosInColor » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:17 pm

And to m9fred, that cactus was just begging for eyes! :-D

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Post by Mossgate » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:18 am

SORRY I CAN'T POST MY FROG IMAGE DIRECTLY ON THIS SITE THIS TIME AROUND. BUT YOU CAN FIND IT ON MY BLOG SITE http://mossgatejournalcafe.blogspot.com/

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Post by crgcas » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:22 pm

If you want to email me the photo I'll store it on my site so we can link to it here.

Annie: Thanks - I can email you the fullsize version of John! I love the new tree - it was awesome seeing all of the non-sketchcrawl stuff in your sketchbook!!

crgcas: Thanks!

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Post by johntdick » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:04 pm

Hi Guys - thanks for the invite - seems like forever since I picked up the sletchy doodle pencils :problem: so here's my humble attempts

Cacti blooming at the entrance to the Garden where I thought I was first to arrive but actually turned out to be last one there :crazy:

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You had to be there to see the size of the cacti
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Beautiful cactus about to bloom - wish I could have done it justice
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Actually made my own brush out of a yucca plant - one of the exhiibits recommend you try that - interesting exercise
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Quick two minutes of the cat trying to escape the heat when we got home :wave:
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Post by johntdick » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:05 pm

Craig, Annie, John, Mossgate - good hooking up with you again and loved going through the sketchbooks.

Keep up the good work dudes and dudettes :thumbup:

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Post by Bibi » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:48 pm

Hi John
thank you for your comment on my sketches.I thought it was nice to reply you back on your topic in Arizona.
Great sketches of cactus,impressive size! :shifty:
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Post by kumi matsukawa » Tue May 03, 2011 12:42 pm

What lovely bunch of cactus drawings! Each one is so unique and special. What interesting naming and shape "alien snail cactus" :D

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Post by Carina » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:25 pm

Oh I love all the different cactuses! It looks so warm and nice in Phoenix! :thumbup: :clap:

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