Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giveaway in Chinatown

For this giveaway I decided I didn't want to make 10 or 12 individual drawings to give away.

I am lazy.

So I took the drawing of the Chinatown Gate I made from the last sketch crawl and made an edition of 12 prints from it. The original drawing was in my sketchbook, but I wanted to make prints on sheets from brown paper bags. So I made some stencils, and used them to lay out the whites of the image I wanted to keep.

Chinatown Gate StencilsStenciled Sheet
I ran the papers through my inkjet printer and voila.
Chinatown Gate Sheets
With only one or two misprints.
Misprinted Chinatown Gate
So I printed 3 good sheets, for a total of 12 prints. I chopped them up, bagged them, and brought them back to Chinatown.
Chinatown Gate 12 printsIMG_1620
I placed all 12 on windshields back at Chinatown. And only one woman came running up to me yelling at me for leaving a ticket on her car. But she was okay once I explained what I was really doing. I also left an art ticket on a Metro van, and watched the Metro employee find the print, and look around with a confused look as he opened it up. I got a kick out of that.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sketchcrawl 25 results

chinatown gate colored
11 & G NW
As per usual I was batting about .600 as my third drawing never really came together. Joel and I found a couple of spots to draw around Chinatown and the Shaw neighborhood before we called it a day. Being in Chinatown especially, we had a lot of passers by making kind comments.. and perhaps even one gallery owner... it was a nice day for a Sketch crawl.

Friday, November 20, 2009

DC Sketchcrawl 25

Sketchcrawl 25 is tomorrow, November 21, 2009.

We'll begin at Metro Center and make our way up 9th St. Then we'll probably play it by ear. (If it is terribly cold out we'll have some indoor options we can figure out!)

We'll meet around 10:30/11:00 and you can stay as long as you like.

If you have any questions, head over to the forum
or drop a message right here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Good Reason to fly Midwest...

MyMidwest Magazine (the in-flight magazine from Midwest Airlines) has published an article featuring the Urban Sketchers website.

The article was curated by USk founder Gabi Campanario and features Gabi, Fred Lynch, Thomas Thorspeken, Shiho Nakaza, Kate Johnson, Marc Taro Holmes, Tommy Kane, and myself. Somewhere in there is a drawing I did of Ben's Chili Bowl.

Check it out. And fly MidWest!

(And Thanks Gabi!)