After a group photo and lunch, I sketched the dancers at international dance group. I'm not too happy about this one - sitting under one of those colorful umbrellas made the color shift on this sketch - but I still enjoy sketching to record my experiences.
Alice put her local knowledge of the city to good use and lead a small group of us to Alcazar Garden. I found a spot in the shade with a great view of Museum of Man. A small wedding was happening, so I included the couple in this sketch.
On the next day, the group went to Old Town. This is the "birthplace of California", where the Europeans first settled in 1850's. There is still a flavor of Old West along with strong Mexican influence in the buildings. After a bit of scouting, I settled on sketching the colorful scenery at Fiesta de Reyes plaza. I attempted to sketch the dancer in traditional Mexican costume as well.
Sketching as a group in a beautiful setting like San Diego is a great change of pace from my daily solo sketching at home. It was an ideal weekend getaway!