Friday, April 25, 2008


Hey all. I will be sketching downtown at the Pioneer Courthouse Square, on the stairs. I will be the one with the sketch book, sketching. If it is raining I will be in front of the GAP store in the mall, on the benches. This all starts at 11 am. After a half hour or so I will be moving about. Hope to see some sketchers out there!

Zoo Trip

Hello all and visitors, there is a Sketch Group Zoo Trip pending, MAX and zoo tickets will be paid by the Art Institute of Portland (this event is only open to students of the Art institute, who are interested in sketching).

This trip is scheduled for the 14th of May, that is a Wednesday, this will be an all day event so if you can't make it till later, or have to leave a little earlier that is fine!

There are only 30 slots available and i know that alteast 15 or so of them are already filled!
If you are interested please contact either Gabrial Olsen, or myself (Daniel Burgess) at: (gabe o.) (daniel b.)

And let it be known you want to go.
Please, only people who are really interested in sketching and not a free ride to the zoo, a week after we have gone we hope to have a display of all the sketches from the trip installed on a wall of the school, either a hallway or perhaps the student commons.

This means we will be asking everyone who attends to send digital copies of the work they did during this trip to me, (daniel burgess) to be displayed, everything will be included, don't be shy!

People are welcomed and encouraged to work more on a piece after the trip, take it to photo shop, give it color, anything, we will put it all up there as long as it was from the zoo trip.

For the display I am thinking of a giraffe sillouet made of yarn (make it look like it was sketched) and all of the spots would be the drawings that people have done, lots of space to fill so come ready to sketch!

-Daniel Burgess

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Man that wind was cold out there. Went to Pioneer Square but that was dead, so i went to the water front, which was fun, not many people ther either, but the boats were fun to draw and there were loads of people out on skull boats and team rowing gigs, i'l have to go down there again on a nicer day.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hey all, Gabe won't be making it tomorrow, but i'll be out there. I'm thinking a return to Pioneer Square if its sunny, if not then i'll be at the Old Pharmacy Cafe on 21st and Glisan


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

woo hey, finally got off my lazy bum and got these up. It was a beautiful day, almost too warm, i didn't really get in the groove today, but it was fun, i enjoyed drawing the Camino

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Man, I miss meeting up with ya'll

These are my last weeks sketches while riding the train to Hillsboro and back, my daily commute.

Drawing Houses

Had a good time at the sketch group this morning. Dan showed up at Couch park and we drew for a bit before walking around a bit, finally we decided to draw some the nearby Victorian era houses. I am still trying to get used to drawing while standing up, or walking. Next time I think I will bring along my little camping chair to sit on. Really enjoyed the quick house sketches, and think I will do more of them.

Next week I am thinking of meeting down at the waterfront, there are all sorts of things to draw there; bridges, people, rivers, skyline, and Saturday market. I'm also in the process of planning a trip to the zoo courtesy of the Art Institute. I will let you know as those plans progress.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Couch Park.

Looking like some sunshine tomorrow. I am excited for some warm drawing. We will meet at couch park on SW 19th and Glisan, and go from there.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Thanks Daniel, here's another (about 80% done). Only 7 more days to go on these!
Way to go Nutella! Are you ready for the big time Gabe?

Lee those illustrations look amazing, very nice.

I should be able to make it this Saturday for sketch group...i hope :P

Friday, April 4, 2008


If it is raining tomorrow the group will be meeting at the Old Pharmacy Cafe on 21st and Glisan. If the weather is nice and sunny then it is Couch park on 18th and Glisan. 11:00am.

Below are some Nutella repackages I did a couple of days ago. I don't usually do such a cartoony style, but it was fun. My sister called me up and told me her class at college was doing a marketing campaign for Nutella where they needed to market it more for children. I was told they wanted a squirrel, and the turn around time was one day. For payment, I am to receive a few bottles of Nutella in the mail. I have officially hit the big time!