What the heck is a SKETCHCRAWL?
Basically, Sketchcrawl is a worldwide drawing marathon. The fearless leader of Sketchcrawlers everywhere (and the guy whose idea it originally was), Enrico Casarosa, picks a date to go crawling. People in various cities and towns, from Japan to Germany to Chicago to our very own Davis, CA, start madly organizing a route for the day, spreading the word and hoping a large number of people will turn up.
It really isn't a cult.
It's a great way to spend a day: wandering around a town, drawing with a number of other people who also enjoy drawing. Art (unless you're a performance artist) is generally a solitary activity, and it's a great change of pace to actually make art with other people who are making art.
There are other good reasons to go Sketchcrawling:
- You get to see how other people draw
- There are almost always people who will give you feedback on your drawings
- Everyone's eager to discuss art and how to make it
- Everyone's eager also to discuss many other things
- You get to look like a bunch of tourists, but without the cameras
- At the end of the day, you get to go somewhere for dinner or drinks and pass sketchbooks around, which is arguably the best part.
December 11th, 2005
There was a Sketchcrawl on December 11th, 2005. We had a great turnout, and although we ended up at about 3 pm with only four people left, we had about 10 people to start out with. Below are some of the drawings produced by our Davis Artists on this Momentous Day:
Emma: Thanks for a great day! Alison