Saturday, April 22, 2017

55th WWSCは江の島

6名が集まり江の島を散策スケッチ会しました。江の島は初めて来たという人もいて食べ歩きしたり、帰りは船に乗ったり、コンパクトな広さのなかで1日楽しめました。

























Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cherry blossoms viewing at Senbonzakura

I went to one of the well known Cherry blossoms viewing points in Kanagawa prefecture Yamato city called “Senbonzakura”it literary means thousand cherry blossoms trees ( although there aren't that many trees, we often use the word “thousand” whenever we find a large number of them.)

I often wonder what is the definition of sketches, and what differenciate it from painting. But as far as I follow USk's manifest that says : “Draw on location, capture what we see from direct observation, be truthful to the scenes we witness, share our drawings online”, I think these can be called sketches.

When I arrived this location, it was sunny and the light was ideal, I saw many people enjoy walking, taking photos, having lunch on the ground.




Then when I started making second sketch, the sky was already getting cloudy and eventually it started raining.



Friday, April 7, 2017

新宿御苑スケッチ会

3月にParisからCaroleさんが、4月にHong Kong からSandyさんと、SingaporeからHuiさんと彼女のお母さんが東京を訪れていたので、スケッチ仲間と2回に渡り新宿御苑を訪れました。

あいにく桜見にはまだ早かった3月後半。















桜がようやく咲く始めたけれど、あいにくの雨となった4月の初日。







Thanks for your participation! See you sometime again.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tsukiji and Ginza sketch

Isabel Carmona who I met in Manchester last year came to Tokyo and we explored Tsukiji and Ginza area by sketching, and by having delicious food and alcohol. It was a nice pleasant day for sketch outing.











Saturday, February 4, 2017

54th WWWSCは春節中華街スケッチ会

久しぶりに横浜の中華街を訪れました。春節初日のこの日はいつもの中華街の雰囲気よりwelcome感を感じるというか、お店の人も訪れる人もハッピーになりましょうよモードだった感じです。各レストランも定額で様々な種類のメニューが食べられるコースが用意されていて、どこに入るべきか迷うばかり。
夕方には手相占いのお店に行き、いいことばかりを言ってもらえたのも春節ならではのサービスだったのかしら?



















Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sketch experiments

News from a Japanese Neighbourhood  Association community center where I am living. 

Today I did a sketch on a cardboard. Then Decided to put some paper with glue stick. Application!
And added details by crayon pencils and gel pen.
I was happy with result.


松戸市、岩瀬自治会館 二階

On the picture:
Kotatsu table, which me and Charlie found in University's garbage and bring here. 
My accordion.
Blue zabuton seats of Iwase. 
Old Brother printer, got broken last week. 
Calendar for 2017, which I bring from University library. 
Book shelf, which we received from local person. 
Now we will collect books and toys on this shelf for common use.
Took me around 30 mins to do this by mixed technic. 



I was also trying to draw by ink brush.
It is fast, compare to my usual pencil and watercolor only.
Here is latest sketches of visitors of Iwase Neighbourhood Association and meetings of it's managers.





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

横浜中華街

下記の横浜中華街スケッチ(54th WWSC)で描いたものです。
描くよりも食欲の方が勝っていたような会となりました?

関帝廟。過剰すぎる装飾に中国らしさを感じます。