The day after the symposium ended 12 of us decided to rent a boat and take a tour of the bay. We spent 6 hours on the water, swimming ( well i didn't but most of the other enjoyed. I don't like being cold :) ) stopping at beaches and sketching. What a great way to wind down after a busy week.
I took William Cordero's workshop Bounding Boxes: Space and people as characters. First I have to say holy crap, Williams' work is even more outstanding in person. I love the way his choice of line and sketches tell the story of a space. I'm still bummed that I didn't win the silent auction for his sketch :) HIs was a great workshop and like the other has given me a new way to look at how I sketch a scene. Check out his work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamcordero/
I took the sketch tour with Richard Inke on the second day of the symposium and could not be happier that i did. I never would have known how interesting the town is and how it cam to be so well preserved in time. Check out the notes in my sketch if you'd like to learn more
This is from The Sketched Reportage with Simonetta Capecchi. She is a master at detailing and documenting events and processes. For this workshop we went to a local Paraty Cachaça distillery to learn about and document how the drink is made. Such a wonderful trip and workshop. Such a great new set of tools I have for future reportage opportunities. see Simonetta's work here: http://inviaggiocoltaccuino.blogspot.com/
These were from Suhita Shirodkar's workshop Never Fear the People, which I regularly do. She had us jump right in and start. Sketching quickly and without looking down too much did take out the fear of having a completed figure. I still fear people but have a strong desire to keep at it and do think differently at how adding people to a sketch when it is fitting brings life to the scene. A few post later you can see how I used my many hours at the airport :) see Suhita's work here: https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/author/makingamess/