Sketching at the New Mexico Natural History Museum

About 21 folks showed up this morning to do some sketching at the New Mexico Natural History Museum. While most sketched inside the museum, some decided to work outside because of the near perfect weather. As usual, the group sketched for two hours followed by a brief show-and-tell session. What an impressive collection of sketches! Nice work everyone!  As always a good time was had by all.

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Sketching at the UNM Anthropology Museum

A dozen or so people showed up at the UNM Anthropology Museum to do some sketching on Saturday morning. The museum has a small but impressive collection of native american pottery and artifacts, some dating back 700 years. While most sketched inside the Museum, a few hardy sketchers braved the cold and went outside. After a two hour session of sketching, the group met for a brief show-and-tell. A good time was had by all.

The group will meet again on February 27 at 10:00 to sketch at the Albuquerque Natural History museum. All are welcome.

Weekly challange #4: Do a sketch which includes a mode of transportation (car, bus, plane, boat or most importantly a bicycle). You can send your sketch to me as an attachment and I will post it. (My e-mail is Also if you are planning to go out sketching between regular meetings would like some company you can e-mail me the time, date and place and I will post it on our blog.

PS – I hope I got a picture of everybody’s artwork. Sorry if I missed any!

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Week Three Challenge

I don’t know about you but I tend to shy away from putting people in my sketches (primarily because I’m not very skilled at sketching figures, especially when they are moving around).  Obviously my failure to do this simply perpetuates my ineptitude in this skill that I so admire in other people’s work.  Thus, I have vowed to try to include more figures in my sketches even if I end up being unhappy with the results.  So, this week’s challenge is to do some sketches which include some people.