Monday, June 27, 2011

Sketching Davis with Pete Scully's Group

This weekend was a "Let's Draw Davis" Event that Pete Scully holds about once a month up in (where else?) Davis, CA.

We all met at the Amtrak Station there in downtown Davis. It was a warm 86 degrees but quite manageable if you were sitting in the shade of the many trees found downtown.

I had lots of fun meeting Pete and the other local artists. A few sketches were committed...:)

Check out the mention of this event on the Urban Sketcher's Blog.

Check out Marlene Lee's blog about this sketchcrawl!

Check out Salvador's blog on this sketchcrawl.

We stopped and sketched some toys in the window of a local shop.

Here's Pete with some of the Group:

I had the day off the Friday before and sat in my car and sketched a few scenes in the early part of the day. (Colors were added later).

It took me a few trains stopping to catch the side of the train but I was always rewarded with a view of one of the conductors. This is more of a composite sketch of the ones I saw that day.

I see that they renamed the local "Murder Burger" - Shows you how long it's been since I was in Davis!

Lucky me I was there early enough in the day to avoid many pedestrians but I spied this old jalopy when I drove down the street. I had to stop and catch that!

I had to leave a bit early the day of the sketch crawl on Saturday but this was the place the rest of the Group would meet at the end. I sat in the car in front of Chipotle's to get this view (a composite of the Plaza). It was getting kind of hot by then...

Check out Pete Scully's Blog to see a sketch of ME! (Hey Thanks Pete!)

I definitely enjoyed myself in Davis and will look forward to sketching there in the future!


  1. Hi Janice. It was really nice to meet you at the sketchcrawl on Saturday; I look forward to seeing all of you again at the next one. I see that you managed to draw me as well - you and Pete are sure sneaky, LOL! It was a great time, let's do it again soon :)

  2. Hey Salvador - I was in "stealth sketcher" mode that day for sure! See you soon in Davis I'm sure!

  3. hi Janice, Great meeting you! and yes, we'll see more of each other in the future sketchcrawls in Davis. They have gotten a great start and looks like we are expanding. This month Pete had handed me the baton to "lead" the group. I'll keep both of you updated.

  4. Great Marlene! Thanks for dropping by!

  5. Your sketches are very fun to look at. There's a nice playfulness in your artwork. It's charming and your pictures are beautiful.

  6. Wow! Thanks Shelley I hope to add more soon!