Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in Vancouver | 2 comments

On Victoria Drive, Vancouver

On Victoria Drive at Ferndale Ave.

The latest Vancouver Urban Sketchers meetup was held in the depths of East Vancouver, a place where the City doesn’t spend too much money on pruning and lawncare or pedestrian traffic light buttons.

I abandoned my usual format and dug out a very old set of oil pastels, probably left over from my art college days, when pixels were pea-size. That was fun. The yellow house is either on fire or in shadows. But it looks more like a painting than a sketch, even though this one took me less time than my usual panoramas. I already want to go back soon to draw some industrial scenery.

After sketching for about 75 minutes we went to Parallel 49th Brewing Company, tasted the beer and showed each other our sketches. That took at least another 75 minutes. It was nice of the staff to let us do our thing. Several new people had participated, did great drawings, and seemed to have a good time.

It looks like other sketchers are willing to jump in and set up meetings occasionally, or when I can’t. I am sharing my sketching dictatorship with Don and Dave, but really, anyone can borrow my iron fist.

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