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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jumping In

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.