Sketchcrawl

The Middle East

The Middle East

Sketchcrawl is a worldwide sketching event first organized in San Francisco.  The idea is that a bunch of people get together someplace to hang out and draw, then spend the afternoon hopping from one locale to another.  Drinking (as implied by the “crawl”) is not mandatory, but does seems to be encouraged in Boston.

This Saturday there was one in Central Square, and since it was so close, I had no excuse not to go.  The Cambridge sketchcrawl was organized by David Marshall.  

David Marshall

David Marshall

David is not in fact 12 years old.  I just didn’t draw him very well.

We started out at the Middle East, then moved on to the Field.  Sophie, a photojournalism grad student at BU, perched in the window and took pictures of us while we were distracted by our drawing.  

Sophie with camera

Sophie with camera

Also in attendance were Jess, Desmond, and Stephanie.

Jess
Desmond
Stephanie

One of the best parts of the sketchcrawl was the materials swap, mostly because I got to borrow Jess’s awesome silver sharpie.  

Sophie in silver sharpie

Sophie in silver sharpie

More pictures of the crawl can be found here.