Sketching at the Davis Farmers’ Market

Sketching at the local farmers’ market is drawing subject overload. A sketcher’s dream. So our local sketch group, Let’s Draw Davis, met there headed up by Pete Scully, a locally and maybe internationally known urbansketcher. (He also had published sketching books in which some of my sketches are in.)

I’ve been trying to get more quick sketch people in.  I love sketching people performing, all dressed up or just behaving in a normal fashion. The arm of the band singer and the head of the nursing mother is a bit off but quick sketching is about capturing the gesture – no concern about getting the proportions right.

Check out my Flickr page for more sketches. Enjoy!

081617_Band Singer
Band Singer, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in a Moleskine pocket size watercolor sketchbook, marker and watercolor
081617_Nursing
Nursing, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in a Moleskine pocket size watercolor sketchbook, marker and watercolor

Drummer Girl

Drummer Girl
Drummer Girl

I was commissioned to paint a live band in action. Not an easy task. So I ended up instead taking photos and painting from the band performers in my studio.

This young female drummer caught my eye first. Her long braided hair combed to one side, her face hidden behind dark sunglasses, and her rhythmic movements to the music make her one interesting subject to paint.

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