Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MuChO ArT tHis WeEK bY lYnN cOhEn

...  the saga of my life continues; since I post on my blog anew, mid week, the first drawings are often done the previous mid week, this time at Tacos Jalisco for starters, over a grilled vegetable burrito bowl with rice & beans, no dairy, vegan style!

 This is the week I drew fifty six (56) people!

Two pictures are posted to get the guys at each end into it, as my scanner cuts them off!
And we can't have anyone feeling left out!
I will let the folks speak for themselves in the drawings:

Also last week I got to meet up with some fellow artists to draw together in Napa, California. We were to meet Janice at Barnes & Nobles in Fairfield, and she would then ride in our car to Napa. We got there a bit early so I had time to draw these folks enjoying coffee and whatever they were doing on their laptops. I didn't ask!

Janice and I were meeting, Elizabeth, who was down from Ashland, Oregon, at the Ox Bow Market in Napa. I'd never been there before so had no idea what to expect! Both Elizabeth and Janice and a third artist friend from Oakland, who also came, are friends from Sketchbook Skool. I am telling you that Sketchbook Skool has all kinds of perks!
Making friends from around the world just one of them!!!!

I had no idea I'd be drawing flying goats and cows either, but I did!

Here Janice, I, and Elizabeth are saying good bye at the end of our day together.
We had so much fun!

And here they are again, plus Aikaya, who I drew there at the market sitting under the flying animals!

I also drew those people above from my vantage point sitting at a tall table on tall stools. They were sitting just next to us but down below!

And I drew this whole group of people sitting at the Oyster Bar across the room. This was a fun place to go to draw! We were there drawing, eating lunch, talking, laughing, having fun from
10 a.m. till 3:30 pm. What a day!

Meanwhile, my week continues, and I find Starbucks my standby place to draw people.
This first drawing is just one guy and his parts drawn over and over again ...

These two gals & baby were sitting at the far wall, with a nice spring day basking in sun, behind them out the windows.

Still another day, a different Starbucks, different city, this gal was all hooked up to cords and machines writing away!

These folks go with the other baby picture day, he was so interesting for his garb of earrings, multiple tattoos and brightly painted toe nails. She had tattoos too. I don't think the baby did.

Ah ha, again out of sync. These people again, all hooked up to electronics were with the first woman with the big white headset /head ear things on ... Many people seem to make Starbucks their office away from home and/or office.

And again a repeat picture to let everyone get seen at both ends of the double spread pages!
It just seems fair.

This guy, also there sitting at a high table, on a tall stool was alone on his laptop. But then ...


... no one is really alone with so many others there doing the same thing.
I was the only one drawing.

Meanwhile, over at our other blog, Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens, we are still drawing our fantasy destinations until the 16th of this month when we will have a new theme to draw to.
The fantasy here is to repeat a visit we took last September when we went to Germany (and 7 other countries in Europe). I drew this picture then and again now. Or I photographed it then and drew this from my photo. The buildings were all so colorful and inviting.
And real flowers were in great abundance!

This is Weisenburg, Germany, where my husband was born to his
war bride, German mom and American soldier dad.

We (Ann Hyde from the UK and myself) are always looking for new artists to join us at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens, so if you want to draw and post your art to a new theme every two weeks hop over to the blog via the link here or on my side bar; see the side bar there or the tab for how to join. And come draw with us, any level artist, with other artists from all over the world.
We have fun there too!

Another day of drawing at Starbucks ... I hope these don't bore you ... I just really love drawing

This weekend I will be drawing in Sausalito (near San Francisco) ... tall ships, sail boats and more people, meeting up with the San Francisco Urban Sketch group and the East Bay Sketchers group!

So be sure to come back here next week to see what I drew!
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Tacos Jalisco!"
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  1. I absolutely love how you show your love in pictures. Amazing lady. . .thanks. Blessings, Janet PPF

  2. Wow, so much talent Lynn. Love your sketches. Very creative. Happy PPF!

  3. hmmm why do I always leave your blog feeling hungry? lol
    Great work! So much to see!

  4. Wow!!! You have been busy. Very inspiring.

  5. 56 people is very impressive, I have to say. Its is so fun to see your week in your sketch book!

  6. wow you are so prolific an artist! Wonderful work.

  7. I love how you capture such a diverse crowd of people! Wonderful work...and heck you get younger every day Lynn!.

    Hugs Giggles

  8. 56 people! Wonderful sketches.

  9. Oh my Lynn, that is a LOT of illustrations-and they are all fantastic!! It's been quite awhile since I visited the PPP & P site-must tend to it again:) Happy PPF!

  10. Once again, a great day in Napa! I like the Nature Journal style sketch of the Guy at Starbucks (and all his parts). Thanks again Lynn!

  11. Oh my goodness you are always so busy Lynn. How many people you draw, 56 was it! amazing.

  12. Extra big kudo's to you for drawing that many people!! Wow and nicely done too!

  13. Wonderful sketches and journalling - as always!! Your work is the perfect visual diary :)

  14. I'm exhausted trying to keep up with you. Wonderful sketches of all the people. I'm so glad you are making friends to go sketching with. Yay!! I've been away for the last week at an art workshop. There has been absolutely no time for sketching since we are on the go usually from 7am when we go out walking on the beach until about 9 or 10 when we are done working in the studio. I just about have the energy to post about the workshop day on my blog and check my emails. lol But we had a great time and did some wonderful artwork.

  15. So many people... each with a name and a story... I love that they are being honored- even if they are oblivious to the fact- through your sketches!

  16. You always do such a good job telling stories through your drawings and watercolors. It sounds like you had a great time during your artsy Napa escapade. Blessings!

  17. What a great way to remember what you've been up to. I bet you can look at each picture and remember snippets of conversation, music or activities which were going on at the time! When I draw in front of the television, I often look back at my pictures at a later date and remember what programme was on TV!

  18. Mucho art indeed!! What a great week of sketches and so nice to see a photo of you in there too!

  19. Wow Liz you are a busy little bee. I guess one advantage of everyone being glued to their electronics is that you can draw them easily. Love your sketches. Happy PPF


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