Thursday, August 5, 2010

Words can't describe..

I'm having a very hard time trying to find words for what I saw, the people I've met, what I learned and experienced during my 3 days stay in Portland.

Everything was so new to me, all I'm thinking now was I wished there was more time to talk with everyone, attend all the presenter's lecture's/ class, and to be able to stay longer in beautiful Portland.

So in the mean time, here are some outcomes from Portland:

Mark Spencer Hotel drawing:

I had lots of comments on this drawing so I decided to post it. Measuring and drawing hotel rooms has become more of an obsession than anything. It's also a great way of remembering what tends to be forgotten the most about any trip.

Water Tank:

Frank Ching's class. Learned to incorporate areas in front of me and the subject (foreground), and I was very happy with the results. Also included Gabi's technique of adding street names.

Pioneer square:

Gabi's class. Learned to capture not only the 'subject' but the overall environment. I think the hardest part about this sketch was the sitting posture (Photo by Gabi)


Farmers market:

Tia's Class. 6 girls buying large bouquets of flowers! I had to capture the moment.

Union station:

Per listening to Gabi and Lapin's lecture's, I had the courage for the first time to ask a stranger if I could sketch them. I was surprised on how easy it was and how pleasant the reaction was.

Portland Airport Restaurant:

Last sketch in Portland. Sat at the bar and sketched. Before the symposium, I would have been discreet and be sketching in the corner of the restaurant. This time I had the courage to sketch in the open and had lots of restaurant workers comment on what I was doing and was even asked if they could frame it and display it in the restaurant.

Thank you for an amazing experience!
I'm very new to the online community so I plan on participating more via flickr and blogs and to be able to connect much more with everyone.

miked

35 comments:

  1. I've been more public about sketching, as well, after a life-long habit of "sketching in the corner of the restaurant." SketchCrawls have been slowly bringing me out of the art closet but the symposium (and listening to Gabi) really cemented the deal.

    That Pioneer Courthouse Square scene is fantastic!

    Kalina

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey Mike, enjoyed meeting and drawing with you. Great drawings here. Hope you keep posting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mike D! Great sketches. It was wonderful to meet you and I'm glad you've come front and center with your sketching. Sketchcrawls have definitely taught me that public sketching is mostly ignored, but when you are "caught" it's usually by someone with very encouraging words!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I know.....somehow it feels as though the symposium was a kind of life changing event. Your sketches are wonderful. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are terrific works, Mike! And i like your hotel room drawing, too. Nice to meet you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes, fabulous work, Mike. We weren't in any of the same sessions, so I never got to meet you. But I did draw you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mike, It was great meeting you. Your sketches are great. I love the idea of sketching your hotel room. Do you actually carry a tape measure to measure the room?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really like the sketch of the your room, and looking at your sketchbook. let's sketch in public, I want to see more of that!

    ReplyDelete
  9. love these especially the one on the hotel room of course.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is really very nice post you shared, i like the post, thanks for sharing.. asphalt 9 mod plants vs zombies 2 mod mortal kombat x mod

    ReplyDelete
  11. I do not agree. You can describe anything on the paper if you have a good writing skill. follow this link for a useful advice on writing!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Are you tired of paying a lot of money for top writing services? We offer the cheap custom term papers and other custom writing services, certified to be top-notch quality for the best results.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The information you shared is very helpful to me. girls go games

    ReplyDelete
  14. Here are a lot of good offers spy app for android undetectable if you need a spy app that really works.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think this site is one of the best I have seen so far on the internet. It is no surprise that visuals are integral parts of any campaigns. Statistics indicate that with a custom logo design which features custom design elements like graphics, color, and content specific to that business, allow a visitor to remember information for a longer period of time.

    ReplyDelete
  16. An internet and cable bundle are usually the way to go in the US. Users are looking to get the best of both worlds in terms of entertainment as well as work. Xfinity Bundle is one of the most popular options which you can search based on your area along with different packages as per requirement.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Give thanks to you for your details that you've distributed. It's really ideal for me.
    jioSaavn for mac

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is the most interesting thing I've seen today. Keep posting!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Words of passion. See more ideas about Words, Me quotes, Inspirational quotes.

    kahootsmasher

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pure Cannabis CBD Oil | Full Spectrum Tinctures | Leaf Remedys
    Tinctures are the easiest and most effective way of taking CBD. Our Full Spectrum oils are sub zero extracted from the most potent Colorado grown hemp plants. Leaf Remedys Full Spectrum oil utilizes the hemp plant's raw extract making it packed with all the beneficial Cannabinoids and Terpenes. Our Full Spectrum product is the most potent form of CBD. Full Spectrum oils contain under 0.3% THC.
    Leaf Remedies

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am reading this topic but its explanation is not good for the students of Assignment writing services and the new readres who are first time visiting here for getting new knowledge

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sparkol VideoScribe Crack
    VideoScribe Download: Projects of designs produced with it can be viewed and edited and issued at the time on which the user wants. Even if you present a slideshow to a company, customer, or anyone, they are resilient ample to give data on any topic and help you present the data. The user doesn’t have to get rich video inventors because it pays freely for everything. That just because to make a name in the market to make more clients. It also serves to gain as many films as possible. Because of its unique various functions like a song and picture gallery, video samples, shafts, slats, etc. It is one of the various pop and most reliable apps in the internet world.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sketchup Pro Crack
    Sketchup Crack 2021 has had a huge range of packages inside the globe of architecture, landscaping, indoor dressmaker, and also online game design. Sketchup is a favorite for those people who want to create, percentage of three-D models with 3D styles. Also Sketchup crack additionally has the potential to carry out its size area, a wide variety of soles, sound minus which has a snap tool inside the field of different holes, which is interfering.

    ReplyDelete

  24. I second that on your thought. We have to keep in touch with doctors no matter how minor the issue be. Such that in case with hair and skin issues, we should be bounded to at least consult with a best dermatologist nearby once so that the precise problem may apparent. Best Dermatologist near me Pakistan

    ReplyDelete
  25. https://usecracked.com/windows-movie-maker-crack-plus-keygen/
    Cracked Here is a useful place where you can easily find Activators, Patch, Full version software Free Download, License key, serial key, keygen, Activation Key and Torrents.
    Get all of these by easily just on a single click.

    ReplyDelete
  26. https://crackchkey.com/download-apowermirror-pc-full-crack/
    ApowerMirroee Ful Crack 2021 Offers all kinds of a simple and reliable system to be there and also use to save all kinds of losses. Furthermore, it uses to make all careful systems to be there and also make the screen system. Therefore, this software also uses to make and display all kinds of systems and make them. While it used to simply make all kinds of the system and can see the other things to be there. On the other hand, it uses to make the transfer of all the files that can be used to be there. While the grading system can make the record and the data filed which are not much larger to be them.

    ReplyDelete
  27. https://hmzapc.com/wondershare-recoverit-full-crack-serial-key/
    Wondershare Recoverit Torrent Tool can be finished and restarted so that retrieval actions can be made at separate times. The software has a moreover and compact interface and adopts a step-by-step engine to make the renewal rule look helpful when using this tool. The software can be rescued from several device media. That includes fixtures, vision cards, an impulse drive, and an ocular disk.

    ReplyDelete
  28. You have depicted a new view for foodie fanatics. With all due respect to healthy foods and
    diets, pasta near me cannot be replaced, whatsoever be the case, and mostly it is just not always
    about the taste every time.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Me and my Team were searching for the best hosting for my online business and we came across Cloudways Hosting. As interesting as it is we would like to share our honest experience (Cloudways Hosting Review 2021 + BEST DEALS)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow, such an awesome blog you have written there and you and I get exactly what information I am looking for, in the third paragraph you put amazing effort to explain the theme of the content. As a content writer, I can understand efforts because when students ask me for programming assignment help,I do the same.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Get an exquisite and perfect thesis written by our experts team on - your own and the only one - Help in Homework. Our experts offer personalized and plagiarism-free thesis writing help at an incredibly reduced cost. Our experts have an excellent track record of researching and writing stunning thesis according to the instructions of the respective university and helping students score as per their desire and lead a prominent mark on the mind of their professor. The experts will ensure that the thesis is one hundred percent authentic and accurate and is completed without any hassle.

    ReplyDelete