August 28, 2005

A Sketchcrawl for Dan and Joe

My cheese tomato sandwich

Here they are--a little less than one day's work, warts and all. These first few from the St. Lawrence Antique market.

This gent is looking at prints

Outside the north market, the street cordoned off

These, very rushed, at breakfast nook Petit Dejuener, packed with people. I tried to get these out quickly and avoided using colour; now if only the tones worked...

Waiting to be seated

People waiting...

The entranceway, less busy

After a longish break I returned to paint the friscillating dusk light, but it forced me to mash this out. The light changed so quickly that by the time I got to painting this last one, I couldn't even see the colours I was using; an interesting excercise.

Cleaning up the street after a festival, my building in the background

From my roof, around 9pm

Definitely a lot of fun; I wasn't sure if I'd be able to sketchcrawl this weekend, but I'm glad that I did. Special thanks to Enrico Casarosa for encouraging this across the world. Considering Dan Lee and Joe Ranft, I tramped out in the name of fun; it was nice to be outside, to see friends this weekend-cheers to them too.


  1. Seems like you had a successful sketchcrawl! Some very nice pieces there! I also wanted to tell you that I thought the drawings you had for DOITDOITDOIT! were just great! So much energy and life to them! Looking forward to future posts!

  2. Thanks a lot Smook! Your mice drawings are killer--keep on commuting!

  3. Wery nice sketch! I really like them. Look and comment on my site pliiiise

  4. beautiful watercolours Nick! loose and full of life, strong values are working great!

  5. from your roof at 9pm... very nice atmosphere!

  6. Thanks Stef! You're too kind. It sort of looks like a little kids painting to me, but I do think it's sort of fun!

  7. no kids painting to me... or maybe very very talented kids!

  8. wow. those are awesome. i especially like the b&w ones.

  9. Stef, TSM,
    thank you so much; it's very encouraging.
    I just want to improve to live up to the work you guys are doing!

    TSM your work on the Incredibles was nothing short of amazing. You guys set the bar real high. That's one of the things I like about these films, these blogs, these afterhour comic books--everything is pushing you to do better, to do more, to be active in a community and to pursue what you've got your heart set on. That's really really awesome, and, like I said, I only hope to live up. Thanks so much for taking a look!

  10. very nice watercolors!