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
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Nursing, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in a Moleskine pocket size watercolor sketchbook, marker and watercolor

Face Painting

Captured this photo of a face painter in action. I love the painter’s hand as she positioned gently positioned the child so that she can get it just right on the child’s face.

may2015 oil 6x8
may2015 oil 6×8

“The Dragon Greeter”

The Dragon Greeter 2014

I love the expression of the two little kids’ faces as they greeted the costumed performer in the dragon suit. Luckily I was able to captured two good photos to use for references for this painting.

On the UC Davis campus for the celebration of Chinese New Year in February.