The class will consist of a basic tutorial on urban sketching of architecture, people and nature, focusing on quick sketches and shading to capture the essence of the location and subject, along with a description of the drawing. Similar to keeping a travel sketch journal. The class will take place outdoors at several locations within Balboa Park or surrounding areas, with each participant utilizing their drawing utensil and a sketchbook.
Participants should dress comfortably and wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. We may be sitting on park benches, grass or the ground; participants may choose to bring their own seating if they wish.
This workshop is 2 hours.
About the Instructor
Victor de la Flor is a recently retired U.S. Marine and artist. Having served 20 years in uniform, he is a veteran of the Operation Iraqi Freedom and has recently turned his sights to his lifelong passion: Art.
Victor has been completing artwork since childhood days and mainly used his art skills as a way to cope with military-life stressors. He came out publicly with his artwork in 2021 after sharing his work online. Since sharing, it blossomed into something he never imagined. He has since created several commissioned pieces, displayed his artwork at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Fleet Week San Diego, Liberty Station, awarded a Veteran Art scholarship to attend the “Surviving The Long Wars” exhibit in Chicago, and most recently was chosen by Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) to design the next Major Megan McClung Leadership award, presented each year to a deserving Marine.
Victor believes that art is an incredible way to cope with mental health and life’s stressors. One of his biggest missions is to help fellow service-members and veterans find the power of healing through art.
Victor’s mediums of choice are Sumi Ink, watercolor, graphite and ink.
Artist Instagram: @VTdelaFlor
Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vtdelaflor