I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sketchcrawl with Tadahiro Uesugi! What a treat!

Sketchcrawl Alcatraz. The most prominent feature of our days, Enrico and I, recently has been how we've managed to overschedule ourselves in our extra-curricular activities. Reason dictates that one must have modest goals. Fortunately for us we don't know what "modesty" means. Not while Tadahiro Uesugi's visit seemed to scream "Sketchcrawl!" to celebrate the event. And why not do it in Alcatraz? Why not, indeed!

We had a blast going and sketching alongside Tadahiro-san. Now, I know that that is surreal and don't think I don't do a double blink just to come to grips that he's here and drawing, hiking and being a great sport about our little social drawing experience. And the weather! We easily could have had a socked in day or even rain, but lo, behold! A sunny day! Skechtcrawl in San Francisco has not had a bad day. Angels smile down on our crawlers.

Our thanks to all who showed up to the Alcatraz Crawl. Special thanks to our film crew: First Girl/producer Noelle Page, the ever golden Kathy Ringgold and sensational Suk-Won Park (filming? What's this? We'll fill you in later). It was another successful day out drawing. We didn't get together as usual to pass our sketchbooks around over dinner because of above mentioned schedule pressures but we'll make sure to do our regular sized crawl next time. Give yourselves a hand!

Enrico, Father Sketchcrawl hisself's Forum on our day at Alcatraz. Drawings! From all over the globe. While you're at it check out the other crawls this past year.

Link to Enrico's very excellent and instant blog posts of Sketchcrawl Alcatraz for more pictures. Part 1 and 2

And here is my meager photo string.

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Blogger Nick Sung said...

That's awesome Ronnie, it looks like you guys had a lot of fun. And what a special treat to go drawing with Tadahiro! When you get a sec you'll have to post more drawings and photos!

Here's to good days leading up to your opening

7:46 AM

Blogger Gerald de Dios said...

Thanks Ronnie, it was a great turn out.

1:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, I LOVE reading about you guys geeking out about your idols. Wish I was there.

2:45 AM

Blogger Ward Jenkins said...

Envious and jealous, all the same. And yet, I'm very happy for you, too! To draw and sketch and paint with one of your influences is a monumental moment. What a great thing to experience. Thanks, Ronnie, for posting all about the Sketchcrawl, with pictures, no less! Wonderful post. Do show more, if you can.

6:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can only agree with you that the little sketch of the girl is good!! just love how you emphasized the high of the shoulder and how you put a stronger line on the backside of the arm to show that it's closer then the rest...

3:37 AM


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