New Hamburg Sketches

USkWR group met in New Hamburg on Saturday for our first of three sketch outing for our Show to be held in the Bitte Schon Brauhaus, August 25th, 5-7 pm. I decided on sketching one side of Huron St. We only sketched for about 1 1/2 hours so I only had time to do a pen and ink sketch. I added the watercolour at home. We then did our throwdown in a local restaurant where we had a nice meal and some great conversation. Hopefully I can complete a sketch on site next time. #uskwr, #uskwaterlooregion.

#one week100people2018

 Marc Holmes has challenged sketchers to sketch 100 people in one week. So I have accepted that challenge. Day 3 and I’ve sketched 51 people. It looks like I have to pick up my pace to reach the final goal by Friday. Using a variety of instruments…..water soluble pens, micron pens, ink brushes, markers. Next I’m going to attempt to sketch with just a watercolour brush.

Victoria St., Bridge Demolition

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I joined Trent, Karen and Marion in sketching the demolition of this bridge today. We were surprised how much was done…we thought we would be able to see more of the bridge but also were surprised at the number of machines at work. In spite of the cold we persevered for a few hours and then rewarded ourselves with hot chocolate and tea. I added a little more contrast once I got home. #usk_wr.

Descendants Beer & Beverage Co.

 Today I headed to Descendants at 319 Victoria St., N., Kitchener, who were hosting a Parking Lot Hockey Tournament.

I thought I wouldn’t be able to complete #34 of the 52 Week Challenge…to sketch a hockey game. But this gave me the opportunity and now I can check off #34.

Also while waiting for teams to show up I sampled a glass of their unique beer and sketched inside. Once the games began, I opted to stand just inside the door to sketch the game as it was snowing heavily.

Boy was it challenging to sketch moving targets.

Old sketches

Yesterday I was going through some of my old sketch books and came across these sketches I produced for potential paintings. Some of these did actually end up as paintings. But I thought that it was interesting to revisit my thought process from that time. It made me appreciate the pencil work of fellow urban sketchers Marianne Coleman and Pat Krywy.

St. Jacobs Antique Market

Spent Sunday afternoon at the St. Jacobs Antique Market with Urban Sketchers Waterloo Region. Great turn out! So much to sketch! I used graphite on two and brown ink on the watercolour. I added the watercolour at home and then sketched in ink, no bleeding…I’m learning.

Town Hall Redone

You may remember this from a week ago when I spritzed water on my sketch, not realizing that the ink was not permanent? Big oops!

Well, I attempted to save it by redoing the lines I lost. I think it came out alright…I couldn’t resist adding more detail though.

Actually, I think I’ll add a splash of colour to the paper next time, before I start a sketch. I like the results. It may help me to loosen up a bit. We’ll see.