Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sketch Crawl in City Park

Today was the 25th Worldwide Sketch Crawl, put on by The original plan was to meet up with some other aspiring New Orleans artists at the New Orleans Museum of Art and spend the day running around City Park with our sketch books. Sadly, a storm rolled in and it was raining all day, which meant that I was the only one there to draw (although a very nice guy named Bill did come by to say hello and set up some other drawing sessions). Here's what I came up with:

This is a lamp post in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

This is not actually a real alligator - it's a sculpture by Elizabeth Shannon called "Camille II" that I drew looking out the window of the museum coffee shop.

This last one was done in about ten minutes during a break in the storm. I would have liked to have worked on it longer, but it started raining again and I had to run off. Note the trash bags lined up under the bridge and the hoses poking out of the water - I think they had it set up that way to prevent flooding if the storm that kept all the other sketch crawlers away turns out to be bigger than expected. Here's hoping we can get a few more people next time around.


  1. I like the whimsy of that last one there. And I can't believe everyone else was scared of a little rain!!! Way to persevere :)

  2. I like the sketch of the lamp post. I was thinking of painting a lamp post twined with grape vines and looked for some good ideas in google. Yours was one of the firsts. A beautiful sketch and one that I might incorporate in my design. Thank you!