05 Jan 2015
SketchCrawl Culture
Monday January 5, 2015 at 09:13 | Archived in: Art, Drawings, Events, Indie, Counter-culture, Travel Photography


SketchCrawl Culture

26 December 2014

Nothing much brings comfort to an artist when he is immersed in his own world scribbling images on a paper on a lazy day. I guess doing such activities can be such sweet bliss dictated by the tip on the pen or pencil. In the world of the digital age, we tend to neglect the core essentials why we love to work on our art. But to spend time drawing or doodling can be a means to find ourselves and our own way of looking on ordinary things.

A typical Monday afternoon can be as mundane to most but for a few of the local visual artists of Iloilo it can be something to look forward to. Armed with a pencil or pen and a sketch book or whatever piece of paper they can bring they set out to explore and express their own visions and dwell in their own worlds.

SketchCrawl in itself is not an original concept, it is a borrowed idea which has been prevalent around the world. An original idea of Enrico Casarosa, a visual artist from San Francisco, California way back February 2006, it has since then become a movement and has created communities of artists from all over the world. It first started as a group of friends decided to “crawl” around pubs around the city of San Francisco, visiting ten bars or pubs as a way to have a fun bachelors party. From those said drunken sprees came an the idea of visiting places and drawing or sketching things from those places. And so with the goal of recording everything around him with his pencil and watercolors, much like a hobbyist photographer would snap away photos when one encounters a new place. Eventually his sketchbook became a journal in itself, in it’s pages are recorded scribbles and drawn images of things he saw and places visited. After a while, more artists joined him and it eventually grew into a community. From there, the idea spread and by a few years time, communities of visual artists around the globe are indulging themselves in the idea of SketchCrawling.

Inspired by such an idea, a group of young visual artists in Iloilo City decided that they too can partake in such activity and enjoy the time spent with fellow artists and friends. The beauty of SketchCrawling means that you are not limited to what you need to draw or with what medium. One does not have to be very skilled to actually join in such an activity. And it also gives one a different take on the ordinary things you always get to see everyday.

These guys decided to atleast keep one Monday of the month free to gather and decide which place to visit for the sake of drawing. They do try to keep this schedule flexible as to accommodate anybody who are really interested.

The first SketchCrawl itself was with 3 people on a rainy afternoon in a cafe overlooking the Iloilo River. From there they planned out to atleast visit plazas and significant places around Iloilo City and it’s surrounding towns. It is a small group as of now, but the artists are hoping that it will soon become a bigger movement and that it will be something for everybody to enjoy.

More insights on SketchCrawl: http://www.sketchcrawl.com/

The Iloilo City group has it’s own FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SketchCrawlCulture/

art, coffee and beer on a rainy Monday afternoon

scribbling away drawings in Oton, Iloilo

fooling around Janiuay, Iloilo

time off at the beach in Villa Arevalo after a day of drawing

Plaza Libertad

Fort San Pedro

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02 Nov 2014
Sunday November 2, 2014 at 23:27 | Archived in: Indie, Counter-culture, Uncategorized

fifteen already i never noticed it seemed like yesterday but how much had time passed away  we are thirty or past it already but some things don't change i wonder, what could have been if we can still get to talk about little things  sitting here quietly

Fifteen already
I never noticed
It seemed like yesterday
But how much had time passed away

We are thirty or past it already
But some things don’t change
I wonder, what could have been
If we can still get to talk about little things

Sitting here quietly talking to myself
As i watch the fire flicker playfully to the wind
Nothing compares to such silence
In a late afternoon alone in your company

I always think if things would have been different
If we can still see you smile, laugh and cry
Among our company, sharing stories
Of life, love, failures and accomplishments

I kinda liked that you always listened
And so i do think you would understand me
Like my silent echo cheering me on
As i find the whole world against me

You would not complain right?
You know i always talked too much
But i guess i have so much to tell you
I have been around and have done a lot

Still the world goes on
Fixed to what it has to do
I know it is not that hard to visit
And God knows how much I missed you

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31 Oct 2014
31 Days of Daily #inktober
Friday October 31, 2014 at 04:46 | Archived in: Art, Drawings, Randomness, Uncategorized

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31 Oct 2014
Clouds, Apples, and the Subconscious – 30 Oct 2014
Friday at 04:10 | Archived in: Art, Art Exhibits and Events, Events, Exhibits, Indie, Counter-culture, Randomness, Uncategorized

Clouds, Apples, and the Subconscious 
- 30 Oct 2014
- FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo 

A 3 Man Art Exhibit
Marrz Capanang , Jeffrey Guanlao & Mark Larida

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