Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

January 21st 2012

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Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby CyberDave » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:15 pm

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A second group on walk-about through Gas Town and Chinatown


This topic is for posting photos of Sketchcrawl #34 - Vancouver, BC and resulting sketches.

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby CyberDave » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:04 pm

Photos from the Sketch group at the Bloedel Conservatory. Sketches to follow in later postings.

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9:40am outside the Bloedel - they open exactly at 10:00am - Glad it had stopped raining :)
Jimmy and Ben arrived 5 minutes after this picture was taken
Photo by: Dave

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Toasty and warm inside - one of the birds
Photo by: Dave

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Maria - the Macaw - Carmen her sister is hiding back in the trees behind.
Photo by: Dave

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Alle - sketching Maria
Photo by: Dave

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Alle - gets a "Hello" and "High-Five" from Maria
Photo by: Dave

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Nina with her coloured pencils for sketching
Photo by: Dave

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Nina
Photo by: Dave

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Asuka (visiting from Australia) and Jimmy
Photo by: Dave

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Ben
Photo by: Dave

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Group Photo of Nina, Ben, Asuka, Jimmy and Alle
Photo by: Dave

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Group Photo - Asuka, Ben, Jimmy, Dave and Alle
Photo by: Nina
Dave (me) in my lucky green sketching shirt. The shirt was not so lucky today..
It was camouflage when sitting amongst the trees and one of the grounds-keepers kept watering me with the plants.
The two macaws just thought this was hilarious :lol:

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Group Photo of Asuka, Ben, Jimmy, Dave and Nina
Photo by: Alle

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4:00pm, I was the last of the group out. Photo outside the Bloedel
Photo by: Dave

I hope others in the group post their photos, I know a few had camera phones and cameras

Cheers
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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby Alle » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:27 pm

Hi there!
Was a nice place to sketch and nice people that I've met today! GREAT!
Here my stuff.. :)

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I spent most of the time "talking" with the parrots..and they reply..for real!!!
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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby markfletcher » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:23 am

looking forward to your posts, VC & Dave. Couldn't see the images submitted so far by Alle--. will check back with you later.
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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby Alyosha » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:28 am

Hey, there!

I had a great Sketchcrawl today with some friends. We went from Waterfront station through a little of Gastown and Chinatown. It was a great sketching day!

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby Tatie » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:07 am

Aliocha, I like your lightness :thumbup:
Alle, I cant see your pictures :( am I the only one?

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby CyberDave » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:25 pm

Aloysha :wave:

Sorry we missed your group. :(
Six of us were at the Bloedel Conservatory.
Sounds like you had a great day with your friends and a successful sketching trip. I'll check with you on the next Sketchcrawl and maybe we can meet up. :)

Wonderful sketches, with a nice style and use of colour.
I hope your friends will also post their sketches here too.

Cheers
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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby mhimeswc » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:39 pm

I love your sketchcrawl poster. I hope it attracted a lot of sketchers.

Great sketches too.

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby CyberDave » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:51 pm

mhimeswc

Unfortunately the decision on location was at the last minute so was too late :(
We ended up having at least two groups split over different places... but everything seems to have worked out in the end.
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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby CyberDave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:08 am

First of my sketches at the Bloedel Conservatory.

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"Maria.. a macaw"

First of a few sketches done at the Bloedel Conservatory. This first one was a warm up exercise when I first arrived. 10 minutes.
Done entirely with watercolour pencil

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby Morrys » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:30 pm

like CiberDave parrot!
All a new crew in Vancouver I can see, good you meet new people every time!

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby CyberDave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:05 pm

My second sketch..

This sketch will be a surprise for the Vancouver Bloedel Sketch Group as I did not tell them I was doing this. :D Before going to the crawl site I had decided I wanted to do a series of sketches of the sketching group at work. It did not turn out so easy as we were scattered around the Bloedell Conservatory dome on the winding paths. I had taken two pre-taped foam boards with Arches 300lb Rough watercolour paper of 22" x 15" with me to the site and was determined to "sneak in" sketches of the others. While the others in the group were off sketching elsewhere I did the rough under-sketch. It was not easy as I had to sketch partly from memory and partly from various images from the viewer on the back of my tiny camera. :crazy: I wish I had at least brought my iPad to view the photos bigger. :think: I did manage to get most of the under-sketch done during the day without the others being aware. I had staked out a bench with all my stuff and this "sneaky" activity was the main reason for staying in one spot most of the day. Well maybe also because it was comfy there and I was too lazy to lug around all my sketch kit. :)

I also had another sketch/painting going on the second board that I had sub-divided into 3 sketch areas. This was my "decoy" sketch that came out whenever any of the others came back. I am nothing if not sneaky. :lol: :shifty: ... This second board sketch was of a Blue_and_Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) sitting under an umbrella. Alternating between sketches meant that this second sketch did not show as much progress as it should. Towards the end I was getting tired of the Blue and Gold Macaw sketch/painting and started a sepia sketch in marker of some plants on another part of the board. I will post the two sketches from this second board separately.

When I returned home on Saturday afternoon, I did some clean up of the group portrait and roughed in the skin-tones and supporting dark colours. I was totally wiped out by 7:00pm. On Sunday, in between a number of other personal jobs, posting the sketchcrawl photos and moderating on the Sketchcrawl forum, I was able to do more painting-in with the watercolours. I probably need to stand back before trying to clean up the facial features but I could probably work this to death. So for now here is the group portrait as it stands.

I hope none of the group are offended from the portrait, it was meant to be a bit of fun. I could not resist using a photo of Ben when he pulled a "funny" face. I did find it tough getting the features and characters down as this was the first time I had met any of them.

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More sketches to follow when scanned.
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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby Sophie Valenti » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:19 pm

I really enjoy your results Vancouver and your diversity ! Thank you :clap: :clap:
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[color=#BF0000]See our last results :http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=13809

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby crgcas » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:55 pm

David: very sneaky, cool idea and results, sounds like it was fun.

Alyosha: great colors, those are great!

Alle: awesome birds - I love how they are colored.

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada - [Results]

Postby gnyp » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:30 pm

For a Sketchcrawl keener like CyberDave, I expected more results posted. Now it’s all clear!
I agree about the bit about sketching people. Once they know that you’re drawing them (or even making eye contact) that sketch is usually over right there.

Good call on on the tropical enviroment. It’s nice in there.
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