Monday, June 23, 2008

sketchcrawl 19: fort point

Saturday, June 21st was worldwide sketchcrawl 19. The San Francisco group met at Fort Point and Crissy Field. I got there a bit late and didn't draw as much as I wanted to, but I made these. Click to see them larger.

The fort was built in the 1850s to defend the bay against enemy warships. In the 1930s the Golden Gate Bridge was built right over it. The combination of the brick masonry and that giant red arch overhead makes this an amazing architectural space.This view features the lighthouse which dates from 1864.

Here is a quick sketch of one of the upper passageways, several of the cannons on display on the ground floor, and my buddy Justin Chin sketching. The passport-style souvenir stamp can be found at the Warming Hut, down the shore along Crissy Field.

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Monday, June 09, 2008


I spent last weekend at Berkeley Tuolumne Camp, a family camp up in the mountains. This is a view from the beach looking out across the swimming hole to the main lodge complex. There's no lifeguard on duty, kids, so swim at your own risk. Click to see larger.

This fellow camper was kind enough to let me sketch her over breakfast