Let's meet up at Precita Park cafe to go over the plan and introduce ourselves so we can find each other in the dark. We'll hang out there from 6:15-6:45 and then walk together a couple of blocks over to the Garfield Park altars. If you're late, call or text Laurie at (415)[masked] to find out where we are.
Draw in the dark on your smartphone or tablet. (Sketching on paper also OK!) We'll sketch the altars in Garfield Park, walk up along 24th and Mission Streets to see the procession and end up in a cafe to work some more on our sketches and share information about tools and techniques.
This the first electronic sketching event we've ever done, so we'll be experimenting a little to figure out what works best. We can try gesture sketching on the spot but I'm guessing that most people will take photos on their phone or tablet and then work over them in a painting app once we sit down.
The advantage of painting on an electronic device like an iPad is that you can paint with light onto a dark surface, just the way you see things at night. There will be lots of bright glowing colors to try and capture, and the spirit of the event will be inspiring. Think about bringing a photo on your phone or tablet of someone you loved who has died, and build a sketch around that photo, using the beautiful altars in Garfield Park for ideas.
You can read more about El Dia de los Muertos here: http://www.dayofthedeadsf.org/