Street Corner Sketching

So many places are waiting to be sketched, and it is not just the scenic vistas or ukulele festivals that need our attention. Even seemingly ordinary street corners are full of sketch-worthy details and character. The corner of South Kukui Street and Pali Highway slowly showed itself when we discovered a school mural, an extremely popular sherbet shop (thank you for the sample, Miles!), two White Terns, and an old barber’s pole – not all of which made it into our sketches. Show-and-tell revealed even more views and scenes from the neighborhood.

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

Next month, USkO is celebrating its 5th anniversary – make sure to mark the morning of September 21st on your calendars now!

Also, stay tuned for a fun t-shirt that we are creating to mark the occasion!

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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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