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For some reason I glanced out the window and spotted laundry. IPat jumped for joy, I could hardly control her. We had to sketch Right Now. That was ok, I had plans but they were very loose and only involved me. This fortuitous sketch opportunity foreshadowed the rest of the vaguely planned day – my last whole day in Porto. I sketched and walked and ate, sketched and walked some more. A sketcher from Israel ran into me and I ran into two more as I was leaving Ribeiro Square for the last time. I managed to get everywhere without a map for two consecutive days. Didn’t get lost at all. That was a major breakthrough – could be a miracle. It was a very serene ending to a very exciting and exhausting USK Symposium.

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Apps Used: Procreate

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The USK Symposium ended last evening and I am on my own for two days. Reiberia was my second stop for the day and I ended up staying somewhere in this area until evening. Running into Sketchers and sketching until there was no more sketch left. I turned around, my other drawing of diners was complete, and I now faced the Douro River. There was a line of people sitting on the quay before me watching the boats speed and/or sail by. We were in the large shade provided by the only tree. It doesn’t matter where the sun is, there is always a big pool of shade. There were two benches available that allowed people to face in different directions. The breeze was constant and a bit chilly. Earlier there had been a busker attached to a life-sized dummy, taking up too much of the shade, dancing very entertaining tangos. It was nice when he left. Still crowded but quieter with a really cool view.

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Apps Used: Procreate

Picture 800 Sketchers stretched along the wide meridian between the Avenue leading up to the impressive edifice of Porto’s City Hall fronted by an imposing statue and regal stairway. The Sketchers were on the ground, on tiny stools or bolted down chairs, standing, chatting, perusing – all of them holding an open sketchbook, a pen, brush or juggling a palette. Picture all the tourists taking pictures of the sketchers. Coolest thing.

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Apps Used: Procreate

On Thursday, late afternoon, everyone attended their chosen demo – remember – 800 sketchers. Since each demo had a limit of 25 there were a lot of groups looking for a quiet spot. I chose Maru Goda’s since she was demonstrating her way of using gouache. I was wowed by her before but after watching her create a painting of the jumble of buildings across the street with such ease and joy I’m even more in awe.

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Apps Used: Procreate

This is a section of what I see out of my hotel window in Porto. Tomorrow the USK 9th International Symposium begins so I thought an example of my sorry-assed Urban sketching would be called for. A very quick, sloppy sketch before breakfast (which I’m eating as I write this) but you get the idea. Yikes. Hilly doesn’t even describe this city.

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Apps Used: Finngr Pro

During the final day of the MoMA Prime Time Portrait Photography workshop we were introduced to an app and everyone played around with their photographs for awhile and then shared the results via Air Drop on a giant screen. I was already familiar with the app and process so I just played around. This gentleman was also the subject of a later tiny acrylic painting (see “Day 22” blog post which I know you all remember from the 30x30directwatercolor2018 challenge).

Referred to a photo of mine.
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Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro

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Apps Used: Procreate

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I was a sketching machine that day. I dragged the chair again and copied this guy. I spotted him a few weeks prior and he stuck in my head. It’s a heavy chair.

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Apps Used: Procreate

This is old news already. Everything worked out. But. What a mess. When I got to Penn Station I found ALL THE TRAINS on my line WERE CANCELLED. There was a big fire in a building next to the tracks in Jamaica and everything had to be stopped. I was already exhausted from a whole day of art viewing and drawing. I know, poor me. Everyone else who was stuck was exhausted from a full day of actually working. I roamed around, tried not to panic/cry and found a seat when I discovered a not-my-train would get through, past the fire, make all local (mine) stops and I would get home after all. Phew.

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Apps Used: Procreate