Monday, July 17, 2017

Dedication Ceremony & 100 People Challenge

Somehow I missed posting yesterday...sorry!

This was sketched last Wednesday at the Sailor's Memorial Dedication Ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Patchogue. Apparently this cemetery has the bodies of sailors from 2 ships that sank off the east coast back in the 1800s. The cemetery has a lot of old graves and a group has been working to restore and spruce things up. There was a color guard at the ceremony, but like most things I try to sketch, midway through the sketch one of the adults turned over his flag to a young man from the boy scouts and I had to adapt. Luckily the dedication ceremony finished before the rain started...because it poured about 1/2 hour later.


As a warmup to the Urban Sketching Symposium that takes place in Chicago next week which I am attending, some of the urban sketchers suggested that we do a summer challenge to sketch 100 people. For me it is easier at this time of year because I go to the beach or pool and there are people there...unlike in the winter when I actively had to search for them. lol Here are my sketches #1-21.

#oneweek100peoplesymposium







6 comments:

  1. Wow, 21 already?? I'm a slacker -- I'm skipping it this time! But I know you'll make it!

    - Tina

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  2. Hooray Joan - you are already well on your way to the 100 people challenge. I love seeing your sketches on site...you always manage to improvise if there is a change in the scene. Hope you are having a super week. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Debbie!

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  3. I really don't know how you do it - everyday a super sketch and now, 100 people for the week - WOW. I like the sunglasses - lol.

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    1. Val, these sketches take me barely two minutes each. lol They are quickies.

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