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Thursday, May 29, 2014

43rd Annual Northwest

I love Folklife. It's such a colorful and culturally diverse event. I managed to pick the weekend's rainiest day, Sunday, to get there. As I sat for my first sketch I figured out I needed to find a covered space and surprisingly there are plenty of them in Seattle Center --trees, outcropping roofs, covered walkways. Had I not forgotten my extra layer I would have stuck around and watched my hometown heros - Samba Olywa.


I've been wanting to try twig-sketching for a while and finally got my materials gathered, a good sized twig (or in my case a bamboo shaft), Chinese ink and some decently absorbant paper. It's not an easy tool; the pen dries quickly. I persisted and will keep experimenting. I like the rough quality and variable line quality. 


2 comments:

  1. Love your loose style, Jane. Thank you for sharing. I'm just getting started sketching again. After a long hiatus I've lost all my chops and your sketches help me study and get back into it. I just love how differently we all sketch. It's fascinating.

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  2. Always love your sketches, Jane! SO fresh and spontaneous. Looks like you did both Columbia City AND Folklife in the same day!! You were "ON!!"

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