Urban Sketching

The sidewalk of Telegraph Avenue in front of Amoeba Records and Zebra Tattoos is a great location for sketching.  I found a sandwich shop with bar seating that faced the street.  I ordered up some lunch and set about capturing the midday sun and scene on paper.  The light and shadows seemed to transform the already vibrant colors of the storefronts.  While sketching, I observed people coming and going.  Some were just too fast for my pencil.  Others, however, were not.  I was able to sketch the people that hovered about without any apparent purpose.  Some appeared to just pause for a cigarette break while others had made the sidewalk their camp for the day.  (Read more at Urban Sketchers SF Bay Area)

Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

 

Amoebas and Zebras

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Architecture and Urban Planning, Urban Sketching

Just a quick lunch time sketch in front of the Valley Life Sciences Building (read more about the history of the building here).  It’s a little slow on campus right now due to it being finals week.  I chose this spot because of the shade more than anything else, but I was able to catch a few students coming and going from where I sat.

UC Berkeley Valley Life Sciences Building

 

Photo and Sketch

Lunch time sketch – Valley Life Sciences Building

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Art General, Urban Sketching

It was another warm sunny day on the UC Berkeley campus.  I stumbled upon the UC Jazz Ensemble on Sproul Plaza yesterday as I was trying to find a decent sandwich for lunch.  My hunger disappeared and my desire to capture the moment went to work.  I immediately sketched them as they were finishing up their set.

UC Jazz Ensemble

UC Jazz Ensemble

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