Celebrating the Freehand Renaissance--sketching as a vital way to see and value culture, and to envision a better world.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The 36th International Sketchcrawl coincided with the final day of the Urban Sketching Symposium in Santo Domingo. I completed a pretty good-sized sketch of the main plaza, and was looking for other subjects when I saw a crowd gathering around some high-energy musicians playing hot reggae and Latin music. I've never even attempted to sketch such a scene before, but my new friend and reportage illustrator Veronica Lawlor was fearlessly capturing the scene with her dip pen and ink bottle. I was inspired, and so jumped in. None of these guys would recognize themselves in this image, but maybe they'd recognize the energy of their performance.