My kids and their friends built a lemonade stand a couple of days ago. It was great fun (for them and their parents): Making sugary lemonade from backyard lemons, poster making, setting up a stand, and very enthusiastic shouts to passing cars to stop by for lemonade.
Of course I sketched them. And I also took a few photographs. Which made me think of a discussion that comes up often: photo versus sketch and the merits of each.
Here’s what I think. There isn’t a better/worse medium. But I am a better sketcher than I am a photographer. Here is what I noticed when I looked at the kids selling lemonade: a bunch of super-enthusiastic kids, all wearing lemon-yellow visors, holding up lemon-yellow posters, selling lemonade.
In the sketch versus photo debate, there may be no clear winner, but I do have a medium that’s a clear winner for me .