Oct 12 2009


Published by at 12:15 pm under sketchbook

Yesterday I went to the Honk! festival parade, which ran from Davis Square to Harvard Square on Mass Ave. The music was big fun and made me wish I had come Saturday to just listen to the bands (Saturday I went to the Fuller Craft museum, and maybe I’ll post about that too). I wanted to draw the parade, because artistically very few things excite me more than people dressed in funny costumes!

I started out in Porter Square and tried to draw the parade as it came down Beech St. and turned onto Mass. Ave.

The Honk! parade approaches

Scribbling madly

More scribbling

The parade in all its time-lapse glory

More colorful characters

Coming to the end of the parade

I forgot how hard it is to draw a parade as it goes by. It’s just way too fast. The easier way to draw a parade, as I rediscovered, is to walk along with it.

Walking along with the parade 1

Green band flag girl

The rockin’ green band

Cello, mustache, drums

Arriving in Harvard Square

The parade ended at, and dissolved into, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebrations. I grabbed some lunch and then wandered over to draw some of the Honk! folks who were hanging out in the little park at JFK & Mass. Ave:

Honk!ers hanging out in Harvard Square

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Honk!”

  1. KPon 12 Oct 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Awesome – love your drawings!!
    x (one of the marchers)

  2. Anna Alteron 12 Oct 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Great drawings Gareth!

  3. adminon 13 Oct 2009 at 10:15 am

    Thanks! It was a blast.

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