My parents visited from India. The one thing we do everyday is share an evening drink together in the backyard. My dad is a scotch and soda kind of guy. My mum downs her Sprite in no time and everyone else is more variable in their choice of drink for the evening.
Mostly we’re lounging and chatting, which makes for easy sketching, but not much action. People come and go… My sister in the upper sketch is substituted by my son in the sketch below.
Mostly, the kids come with their permanent summer appendage: a book.
Every once in a while, it’s nice to put away my watercolors and work in a different medium. Colored pencils is particular favorite. I love the direct, more ‘blocked in color’ approach they force me to take. It helps me look closely at shapes and layout.