I met with some fellow local Urban Sketchers and British artist Pete Scully who was visiting from California at this month's Dr. Sketchy event at Crush. This is a wonderful opportunity to be around other artists and work on life drawings of people in various settings and/or costumes.
A fitting theme for this month centered around pirates; Portland pirates, that is...
poses ranged from 5 to 20 minutes and were pretty challenging:
elaborate scenes with several people, odd perspective due to proximity
to the stage, colors...
I didn't feel confident enough to
whip out my watercolors and start painting away, so I relied on soft oil
pastels to add some color to my sketches. I also made the effort to use
a brush pen; this was a big stretch for me, since I feel most
comfortable with my trusted V-Ball Pilot pens...