Tuesday, February 8, 2011

San Francisco sketches (1/29 - 1/30/11)

New year, new beginnings, new chapters...I've been enjoying the practice of creating new memories, all the while cherishing old ones.

San Francisco has always been a favorite spot...yet I had never really taken my own solo trip up there, in which I could take the time to pause, soak in the surroundings, and experience this wonderful city at my own leisure.  So...recently, I decided to do just that :)  The weekend flew by so quickly – but I was able to enjoy quality time with some close friends in the area, cruise around old haunts, see new sights, treat myself to some local delicacies, and find a renewed perspective of this place – and of myself (I actually survived the perils of parallel parking in the city).

I also managed to squeeze in a few quick sketches too...here they are below.  Some color was added at home:


Till next time, San Fran! :)

14 comments:

chengwhich said...

these are great!! forbes island is an awesome sketch, and i like how that seagull and the lady next to it look related. :P

Adriana said...

I love San Francisco,these sketchers are amazing!

nate v said...

these are fantastic!!! great job.

Anonymous said...

Nice sketches, as always!

Happy new year! Happy new beginnings! Happy new chapters! Have fun creating new memories while cherishing the good old ones...

Your BIG fan

Viv said...

– Thanks so much, Davin "Chengwhich"! See ya soon! :D

– Thanks, Adriana! There are so many things to draw in SF...such an amazing city, as you know. Hope you're doing well & thanks for stopping by!

– Thanks, Nate! Your work is great too!

– Thank you, Anonymous BIG fan! :):):)

Karin said...

Lovely! I do like the Forbes Island one the best though!
You need to go to Newport Beach though and sketch there since I spent so much time there growing up I would love to re-see it in your art!! ;)

Charles Santoso said...

Nice drawings here :) Look forward to seeing more.

Viv said...

– Thanks, Karin! So cool you grew up in Newport Beach :) Sounds good...I'll let you know if I make it over there. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

– Thank you, Charles! Nice to meet you! I visited your blog too...and WOW! Amazing work. Thanks for connecting! :)

sunilo said...

Nice work! That sketch of the baths is gorgeous. Great use of color.

Viv said...

– Thanks, Sunil! Hope you're doing well. Let's chat soon!

Melissa Kojima said...

Wow. What a great trip idea, Vivian. I'm glad you flew up there and enjoyed yourself and SF. These are wonderful sketches/paintings. Your work is always a pleasure to see.

Also, I'm lovin' the gesture sketches. But I always love the gestural quality of your figure drawing. Hope you feel like you're gettin' better with the class. I cannot tell because I thought you were awesome in the first place!

Have fun, my friend!

Viv said...

Aww...thank you, Mel! This trip was one of the best I've ever had - thanks for your support :)
I appreciate the kind words, especially coming from such a wonderful person as you! See you soon :)

David said...

hey, I totally dug the last one. "sutr baths" is it? neato.

David

Viv said...

Aww thanks, David! :)