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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back from Santo Domingo!

Just returned from the 3rd International Urban Sketching Symposium in the amazing Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, DR.  It was the first conference in a very long time in which I wasn't teaching or lecturing, which gave me the luxury of digging into the workshops and pushing WAY beyond my comfort zones. For example, take a look at the two sketches below.  The first was done before the symposium began, the second after inspired guidance by my instructors (and dear friends) Inma Serrano of Spain and Orling Dominguez of the Dominican Republic.  I think the results speak for themselves.  More to come...
Parque Colon "before."  20-minute sketch in the main plaza; drawn with a fine-line felt tip.  Watercolor added later.
Parque Colon "after." A 7 to 10-minute sketch drawn with Lamy Safari fountain pen.  A brush pen was used for the heavier lines.