Sketching a Ride

Flashing lights, screams of exhilaration (and terror) over booming dance music, and the intense smell of malasadas … not a traditional sketching environment for us, but Punahou Carnival offered great possibilities – in addition to sensory overload. The late hour allowed us to capture the crowds while it was still light, as well as the brightly lit carnival attractions during dusk. A once-per-year opportunity we would not want to have missed!

We were joined by two newcomers, graduates of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, who showed us their dynamic sketches of the Carnival rides and party-goers in action; Ikumi, who completed three sketches in the time most of us were struggling to finish one; and Kev, with his ultra-small sketch-kit (a photo of which is shown below).

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Continuing the “special events” series, we will meet on Thursday (Feb 11) for a close-up look at art and fellow artists at POW! WOW! Hawai‘i in Kaka‘ako. See you there – or at our next regular event in March!