Sunday, August 2, 2009
The sketchcrawl location this month was "Open Air at Market Square" and it was another absolutely beautiful day in Cleveland. Market Square is a little park directly across from the West Side Market which was the location of the January sketchcrawl. Every Saturday during the summer they host an urban outdoor market with live music and tables of handmade art, crafts, and flea market items that vary each week.
I chose to sketch a structure in the park that has always interested me. It's a small group of columns that are covered with ceramic tiles made by local school children. The columns are topped off with a large concrete slab that serves as a roof. I've always loved the mosaic quality of the structure and the variety of colors and images on the tiles. I only captured the top portion of the structure since it's quite tall and my watercolor moleskine is horizontal. I still haven't learned how to sketch something from a greater distance and seem to prefer a more close up view of whatever I'm sketching. I'm guessing it has something to do with my eyesight (which isn't what it used to be) plus my utter fear of perspective which I still haven't mastered. I'm not sure I'm happy with the sketch--I think I like the lettering part better. But I do enjoy participating in the sketchcrawl with Cathy and attempting to improve my drawing skills.