Monday, October 8, 2007

First Sketch Crawl a Blast!

Thanks to all those who made it out the first Cleveland Sketch Crawl. I can't believe the weather we had...80 degrees in October...unbelievable.

We had 10 sketchers show up and crawl through the city's "arcade district" (not an official title...but perhaps one that could catch on!). Because the weather was so nice we decided to sketch outside, so we soaked in the sites of E. 4th Street and then headed over to the Library's reading garden. Local artist Tom Roese was on hand to offer sketching tips for those of use that needed a bit of help (thanks Tom...I think I've got the perspective trick you taught us down).

This is a great excuse to get out of the house and take the morning to sketch and meet new people. The city is your inspiration and there are literally thousands of interesting and unique subjects to sketch. Our next Sketch Crawl will take place on November 3rd. I'll have more details about the location for that crawl....but for now...enjoy some of the sketches from this past Saturday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sketch Crawl this Saturday!

Hey everybody, this Saturday is the first Cleveland Sketch Crawl! This first crawl will highlight Cleveland's most popular Arcades and the environments that surround them. It will be a great opportunity to get together with other fellow sketchers and draw unique perspectives of these amazing parts of the city.

We will start things off in the Old Arcade and work our way over towards the Colonial Arcade. This is a free and open event to anyone that loves to come on down!

If you are interested in seeing where this idea of a Cleveland Sketch crawl came from....check out This is the brainchild of cartoon artist Enrico Casarosa ( I believe he is located in California). He has started this sketch crawl phenomenon and it has really taken off! It is such a simple and cool idea...and it is a great way to bring people together to explore the city, its people and all the things that go on in a metropolitan area.

So...that is why we thought we organize a Cleveland Sketch crawl and start our own community here! If you check out , they will be organizing a World Wide Sketch Crawl on November 4th. Our next Cleveland Sketch Crawl is scheduled for November the 3rd....but i hope we can all participate in our own way for the World Wide Crawl the following day! It would be great to participate in something global like that!

Anyway...just thought I'd leave a quick note. See you all on Saturday!