Aww, so cute!

This morning, sketchers gathered at the Hawaiian Humane Society had to make a hard decision: pet subject first, draw later? In the end, we found time for both. Show-and-tell featured drawings of the humane society’s grounds, but some of us were brave enough to attempt to capture those cute four-pawed creatures in the few seconds that they might sit still.

Thank you to the Hawaiian Humane Society for hosting us!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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Downtown Landmarks

Today’s sketch event took us back to one of our favorite locations, the lawn of ʻIolani Palace, from where (in addition to the obvious attraction) many other sketch-worthy sights are a short stroll away, among them the King Kamehameha Statue, the State Public Library, and the State Capitol. Ample shade was an additional asset on a clear day that brought together sketchers from Oʻahu, Minneapolis, and Germany. Show-and-tell saw an even wider range of styles and techniques than usual, together with subjects that spanned the gamut from vignettes to sweeping views of the historic buildings around us. We ended the morning sharing stories about USk symposiums and favorite sketch materials.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

 

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Literary Distractions

The books almost distracted us from sketching! Some of us barely made it out of the store alive – “can we have everything in here?”.

This morning, we were welcomed into Da Shop, a recently opened bookstore in Kaimukī. To start us off, Emily introduced us to the store, Bess Press (publisher of the “Pidgin to da Max” books), and the warehouse behind the store. Then sketchers fanned out to draw the surrounding bookshelves, the shipping pallets in back, and the neighborhood. Show and tell quickly diffused into looking over the well curated selection of books.

Thank you to Emily and everyone at Da Shop for being such wonderful hosts and community members!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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It’s a Wrap!

Today’s fourth sketch event at a Whole Foods location, this time at the recently opened flagship store, completed our survey of the natural food chain and latest addition to the Amazon empire. Under cavernous ceilings, the 72,000-sqft store offered many sketch-worthy sights: stacks of cheese wheels, piles of fresh fruit, pyramids of hot sauces, and almost aerial views of the newly built-up neighborhood from the second-floor windows. We regretted that the parking garage was too far from our sketch location – its impressive “this stall is available” technology would have merited documentation. Show-and-Tell at our outdoor venue yet again brought together a diversity of scenes and styles. And was followed by lunch and coffee for some of us.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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