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Eastern Market Meanderings

For locals and tourists, the Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill is a fun place, full of surprises. These are sketches done in situ in a Stillman & Birn 5 1/2 ” x 8 1/2″ Alpha series sketchbook, as urban sketching practice.  Capturing a lot of information,in a short time,with attention to shades of difference, context, and composition–is what this sketching activity involves.

Illustration:  Pen and ink by Black Elephant blog author

Illustration: Watercolor and pen and ink by Black Elephant blog author

Although this is “Capitol Hill,” it does not seem like a place for people in a hurry, generally speaking.  Even in slow motion, however, people are difficult subjects for sketching.  Hopefully it will get easier!

Illustration:  Watercolor and pen and ink by Black Elephant blog author

Illustration: Watercolor and pen and ink by Black Elephant blog author

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