I kinda missed out on the last sketchcrawl back in October due to the APE convention but last weekend I was fully committed to the Japantown crawl. I hooked up with Jamie and Julia before winding down over coffee with Enrico and Ronnie. We spent a pleasurable hour after the event looking through all the other crawlers' sketchbooks. Great turn out this time - around 60 people I'm told.
I literally warmed up in the glorious winter sunshine with a sketch of the pagoda. The subject seemed suited to a vertical format and more 'Eastern' style of drawing. . . I was drawing into the sun which threw everything into stark silhouette.
I was fascinated by the people and signs of Japantown.
Jamie and I discovered this building with a curious mix of Eastern and Western architectural details.