more campus vignettes

north hall uc davis
Ok I am pretty caught up with the scanning so here are some more lunchtime campus sketches, packed into one post. Above is one of the oldest buildings on the UC Davis campus – North Hall. It’s 110 years old. This is the side of it, facing South Hall.
BikeBarn and Food Truck May 2018 sm
Here is the Bike Barn, as seen from the South Silo, next to one of the food trucks that frequent the Silo area these days (or during the academic year anyway).

Enology Lab (rear) UCD May 2018 sm
This is the rear of the Enology Lab Building, just off California Avenue. It looks uninteresting but is the sort of thing I like to draw.

arts building tree ucd

This is a tree outside the Arts Building.

heitman center uc davis

The rear of Heitman (formerly the Hog Barn), with the south Silo behind it. I have taken a lot of staff development classes here in Heitman.

UC Davis again
And the view of the Bike Barn from afar, once more. I have sketched this scene so many times over the years, but this time at a slightly different angle. That’s the front of Heitman there, with the South Silo behind it. Right now, at the end of June, the Davis Heat is here again. A hundred degrees and rising, with a hot wind blowing. Onwards with the World Cup knockout stage…

davis street food rodeo

street food rodeo: star ginger

Last night we popped down to the Street Food Rodeo, a special event over by the Co-Op sponsored by the Davis Dirt with lots of food trucks and street food available. There was music and dancing, and I had some nice samosas and paella. I also managed to get in a sketch of the “Star Ginger” Thai food truck, which is usually found on campus by the Silo. I have never eaten from this truck but will try it some time; I do like Thai curry. Plus it’s called Star Ginger. I like to think I’m a star ginger too (though nobody else is allowed to call me that; it’s star redhead to you). I drew this in the Moleskine while my son was off playing with big sticks in the parking lot – it was better than him playing on the adjacent railroad tracks, like many other preschoolers were apparently being allowed by their parents to do (completely mental). The early evening was nice though, and lots of locals were out enjoying the food. It’s been a busy week, and by golly it’s going to get busier. Better stay well fed.

shah thing

halal truck at uc davis silo

There is a truck outside the Silo at UC Davis these days that produces the most incredible lunchtime aroma of middle-eastern food, Shah’s Halal Food. I don’t eat there very much, because the line is always really, really¬†long. One time I ate there too, there was a bone in my chicken. But let me tell you – it’s the tastiest and I mean tastiest food on campus. Yes, it beats the Thai soup, just about. Anyway, though I didn’t have the patience to wait in line to eat there last Friday, I did sit outside and sketch the truck as¬†hungry patrons waited patiently.