At Capitola beach on what turned out to be a super hot Saturday. Perfect people sketching weather with lots of sunbathers.
Little people studies are my warm-up. It’s amazing how many of these sunbathers were on their phones.
Its not always possible to start with a page of people studies, but when I can, I do: I don’t always draw the same people or poses into my sketches, so I’m not sure what it is: maybe it just takes a little while to ‘see’ well enough to compose a sketch?
This next sketch is done standing at the water’s edge, looking down the beach. Feet in cold water, and the sun on my back. A good place to draw.
On the pier, where people spend hours casting their lines. These guys caught a couple of small mackerel.