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.