Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Over the last few days Echo and I have had many little trips about, catching up on many things like Doctor's appointments and such, so I packed our sketchbooks along because there are always opportunities to draw or sketch, even if for 5 minutes. Sometimes we'd stop between erands and grab a cup of coffe at Starbucks or like last Saturday after painting, the gang went to eat mexican and then hung at Borders to shop and sketch while having coffee. I have a little sketchbook that is really coming in handy and getting a lot of use. I am sometimes kinda' frustrated by what I get down, people move around a lot and getting their features down is tricky...I got the eye shape..oops...they moved or turned...I have to wait till they turn back..it requires you to stare which makes some uncomfortable, but FUCK IT! I am drawing you lady!
Sketching on the spot is fun but can be a challenge and requires focus, but like anything else, the more you do the better you get...but sometimes it's like starting the engine cold and the first few sketches show it. These were all done in a soft General's pencil or red Col-Erase pencil and are at original size.