Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sketchcrawl #43 - North Beach SF

My First time sketch at North Beach area in SF. Parking wasn't too bad, traffic at bay bridge was. :)

We started from Caffe Greco, coffee was great, and met up with Laurie's crew at 2pm at Washington Park:

Then i moved to this cute corner cafe with trolly stand at their patio:


See you next time sketcrawlers in july at Portland! :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Sketching Project

I recently started a new project that I was committed to it 12-13 years ago. It was a casual conversation in the ADs Mag's conference room that Jully and me went together for internships. We said one day we'll draw a book for each other! She did a sketchpad book for me when i went to US the first time. Now is my turn to draw one to her for her wedding! :)

Sneak peak of the couple pages i did, hopefully I can finish the book before my beloved BFF, jully's wedding. and she won't read my blog until she sees the book......

We share the same philosophy in life.

We were talking while I drew this.....

a Tom's brochure, portrait practice.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

SketchCrawl #42, Haight Street, SF

Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, California, named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets. It is also called The Haight and The Upper Haight. The neighborhood is known for its history of hippie subculture. (Wiki)

Yes, a hippie town reminds me of Ximending (西門町) in Taiwan. The difference probably is there are more younger people hang out at Ximending.

We started at People's Cafe, then explored around the whole haight street. Here are the 2 drawing I'd finished on spot. 

People in People's Cafe skc42-ppls-cafe

The Haight Street Highlight: one of the million weird stores, the record shop, lady's legs, a tattoo place. skc42-height-street-s

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another Star To Look Up In The Sky

Opa became another star to light up the sky, guiding us through the night. My heart missing a piece with the lost and gain a piece because of the love and memories you gave. Trying to bring you the joy thru my drawing. I'm grateful and felt blessed i'd shared it with you. bye bye opa.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Family Trip to PaRiS!

It was cold for couple of days. raining as well. The rich culture and arts enlighten and amazed us. Every little detail touches my heart. Even the Gipsy girls tried to steal my dad's wallets was part of the adventure. :)

Cetrue Pompidou, hasn't had a chance to get in. Got an hour of drawing time outside of the building. colored it when got back to the hotel. I think the temperature was about 7-8C that day.


Box of Maxim's chocolate

Mercede Car Museum. Drew them on the train to Paris. (1hr 30mins.)Merceds-car-museum

Meet up @ Grace Cathedral, SF

The hill nearly killed me, but it was a fun and nice day to draw the cathedral. Lots of people showed up. Thanks Laurie again for organizing this amazing meet up. 

This is my 3rd attempt of Grace Cathedral, getting better?

Fountain at the park.

First attempt here.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

#41 Sketchcrawl - Chinatown San Francisco

Heading to chinatown for #41 sketchcrawl. I was 10 mins late, didn't see the normal crawlers, but still manage to get these 2 sketches. get the line works on spot, colored them after.

Bush-Grant China Town start point:

China Town Mural with street musician:

sidetones: 好久沒寫中文字,字好醜噢!:(

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Center in Palo Alto, CA. A small and cute size garden near Palo Alto downtown area. Second time here for sketching. Big bunny makes me feel like I am in Alice wonderland, magic soon will happen...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sketchcrawl #40, 1st West Coast USKers' Sketchcrawl

I love the idea of USKers' Sketchcrawl. I don't mind the confusion of urban sketchers or sketchcrawlers. We all love draw, sketch, and share our works. The passions and the inspirations that matter me the most. Thanks Jim from Washington state who I met at last year USK symposium, Santo Domingo. Without his initiatives and communication back and forth with the wonderful local sketchers, organizations, I wouldn't have so much fun drawing with 70+ sketchers the pass weekend. 

Time for sketches sharing:

warm up at the Ferry Building front island:


Cable Car at Market st. & VanNess:

cable car 07132013

Oakland Lake Merritt area the next day:


Lake Merritt, Lake Chalet Restaurant

Lake Merritt

Group photos:

Ben and Simone from Montreal. The farthest sketchers attended! Nice to meet you guys. 
Keep sketching!  Cheers!

You can see more work and event recap at 1st West Coast UrbanSketchers' Sketchcrawl blog. Or some artwork we've done at Flickr group.

If you want to join the Sketch events around the bay area, here are some more blogs to follow: SketchCrawl, UrbanSketchers-bayarea, SF Sketchers Meet up.