Sketch Crawl – Healdsdburg

I had the pleasure of joining Donna DeLaBriandais and several other sketchers on Saturday, January 12 for a little sketch crawl in Healdsburg.  It was a gorgeous day even though it was rather chilly and windy.  We even had a couple passing rain showers to keep things interesting.  I hadn’t been out to sketch in quite a while; it felt so good to put pen to paper.  Healdsburg is a fantastic place to draw with the charming plaza in the center of town and the interesting architecture.  I’ll definitely want to visit for another round soon.  Below is one of the palm trees that stands in the plaza, along with some ink from the following page that flipped over as it started to rain.  That was my cue to take a break and duck into a coffee shop for a nice soy latte.  Thanks Donna, for spearheading the session.  I look forward to sketching with you again soon.

January 27, 2012 | |



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6 Responses to “Sketch Crawl – Healdsdburg”

  1. Mary Lowe on January 27th, 2012 1:39 pm

    I rather like the blue touch!

  2. devin on January 27th, 2012 7:50 pm

    Thanks. I’ve really been enjoying using a water brush to pull washes off the line work. I like the interplay between the soft wash and the hard lines.

  3. Mary Lowe on January 31st, 2012 11:06 pm

    Do I notice this technique on some of your “faces?” It is unconstrained – freeing.
    Could faces #143 and #144 be self-portraits?

  4. devin on February 1st, 2012 7:45 am

    Yes, I’m using that same technique on some of the faces I’ve been drawing lately. Both the face drawings you ask about were just made up out of my head. But I remember reading/hearing somewhere that artists are essentially always drawing themselves. So I suppose in that light, when I throw something like that down – I am drawing myself in some abstracted fashion.

  5. Donna DeLaBriandais on August 15th, 2013 2:51 pm

    Hello Devin, just came across this blog. Love your sketches. Hope to see you sometime at a sketchcrawl. I am having an exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for Arts. reception Thursday. Sept.12, 6 to 7:30. Show goes through oct. 19. Twenty new paintings. Come by. See my web site for pics…

  6. Jenny on March 26th, 2018 4:03 pm

    Come see the palm trees down here again!!! Love this, and you! Miss you!

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