Climate Strike

I attended the Climate Strike at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol in Honolulu last Friday. Although I whooped along with everyone else, I was mainly sketching the crowd and people’s signs as we walked from Washington Place to the capitol, and then to Honolulu Hale and the Kalanimoku building. Sketching so many moving subjects was exhausting. I’m still figuring out how to sketch dynamic action scenes!

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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An Evening at the Capitol

Last Friday evening, I visited the Hawaiʻi state capitol building to see the artwork on display in its hallways and the legislators’ offices. It was the tenth year of the Art at the Capitol event.

Flags were flown at half-staff, as recently retired U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka had died earlier that day.

March for Our Lives

This morning, crowds gathered for Honolulu’s March for Our Lives at the state capitol. I sketched some of the action.

Women’s March!

Did you wear pink?

Healthcare Rally at the State Capitol

Harald and I went to the State Capitol this morning for a national healthcare rally. Check out our sketches!