Sunday, October 14, 2012

World Wide Sketchcrawl #37 - Brooklyn, NY

Yesterday was the 37th Worldwide Sketchcrawl. My friend, Susan, volunteered to drive us into Brooklyn to meet the NYC Urban Sketchers who had organized a location to sketch. It was such fun to be a part of the group. There were about 14 sketchers from the group and also a whole group of students from Ohio who were in NY for a design contest. They only stayed to sketch for a short time, but it was fun to see so many people taking part.
Here are two photos of the group taken at different times by Richard who organized the group.
We met in downtown Brooklyn near the new Barclay Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Atlantic Terminal. That's me in the pink jacket.
My first sketch is of the Williamsburg Savings Bank. Boy did that have a lot of windows!
I finished before we were ready to move to the next location, so I sketched one of the sketchers, Suma.
We walked over to the Atlantic Terminal which includes the subway, LIRR, and many stores. Some of us decided to sit outside and sketch the food vendors.
I was sitting in the red chair above, but got up to take the pictures. This is my sketch of the Sabrette hotdog truck.
Then we moved over near the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There was a street fair going on so we got something to eat before continuing to sketch. I picked a restaurant for my last sketch of the day.
I think this is going to be the longest post I've ever done. lol
Around 3:30 we all met to share our sketches with each other. Here are photos of the other sketchers.
I'm not real good at remembering names, but here is Richard below.
This is Carol King (below), a blogger who I have been following for a few years. There is a link to her blog on the side of my blog. I had never met her before but she lives in Brooklyn and came to meet the group for the first time. She didn't know I would be there. She recognized me from photos I had posted here on my blog. It was such fun to meet her in person!
Below is Denise showing her work.
Below is Mark.
Below is Taek who was visiting from Germany.
Here is Susan, my sketching "parner in crime."
This was such a great group of talented artists!


  1. Great sketches!!! Very nice blog you've got here.

  2. What a great turnout for your WW sketchcrawl! And a true "urban sketching" adventure. Such fun to finally meet in person someone you've only known on the Internet!

  3. What a blast! I love that so many of you got together, Joan. Your sketches are wonderful. I especially like the one you did of a fellow artist.

  4. What a fabulous day you must have had. Lucky you. Don't know how you managed to do so many lovely sketches in the time. Beautiful post and sketches.

  5. Dear Joan this looks like a real fun bunch - especially the one in the pink jacket. (LOL) - what a great day and to meet a fellow blogger as well. You are right there was a lot of windows in your building. Thanks for sharing your lovely day. God Bless!

  6. Hi Joan, What a wonderful experience, both sketching and getting to meet you in person. The look on your face was priceless when I realized who you were but you didn't yet know who I was!

    I was really very impressed with both your and Susan's sketches. I loved meeting you both and hope that you come to more sketch groups in the City more often. I know I'm going to try and meet them.

    I still haven't posted my stuff, will try to this week. Your sketches are fab including the "roach coach". LOL!

    And had I known you'd be taking pictures I would have put on some make up and done my hair instead of rolling out of bed and meeting everyone.

  7. That was very enjoyable! Very good worK!

    I saw this courtesy of Carol : )

  8. That is so cool, Joan! I have been following Carol for years and it is cool to see her photo here. I love your sketches and wish I could have been there with you guys! What a fun post.

  9. Great sketches and looks like great fun!
    So nice to see pictures of so many artists making art.

  10. Helen - Thanks so much.

    Tina - Thanks. It was a lot of fun to meet up with a group. I hope the Seattle group gets a good turnout.

    Sherry - Thank you!

    Laura - We had a lot of fun and it was great to see all the different styles of sketching. We also shared ideas about tools and how we sketch. Thanks.

    Debbie - Thank you!

    Carol - I am still stunned that you recognized me from those little photos I had on my blog. lol It was really a lot of fun to meet you and sketch with you. You missed our trip to the bar/restaurant where Mark did about 10 more sketches of people. Hope to sketch with you and the group again!

    Jimmy - Thanks and thanks for the visit.

    Beth - Thanks so much. I love meeting fellow bloggers. Meeting Carol was really unexpected. Maybe I'll turn up in Oklahoma some day.

    Michael - Thanks. The organizers of this event really had a great idea.

  11. Oh my goodness, Joan! It looks like you had such a wonderful day....Your paintings are incredible! I love them all...but my favorite was your last sketch of the day!!

  12. What fun! All of your sketches are terrific. How cool taht you got to meet Carol.