It was a people-filled day yesterday, which is great because I really did need to pull out my pens and do some quick gesture drawing: I’m teaching a workshop in Seattle this weekend called Capturing Chaos:Drawing a Crowd. It’s a part of Seattle’s 10×10 workshop series, which is a part of a much bigger worldwide series of classes to celebrate 10 years of Urban Sketchers. Did you attend any workshops through the series in a city near you?
It has been HOT for the last couple of days (92 degrees today). Ice cream time.
What do you do when the cats wake you up super early? My daughter drew the cat (top left corner in graphite). I drew her drawing the cat.
Violin practice followed.
One of the best places near home to people-watch/sketch is the local Whole Foods at lunch hour. When you draw, you notice what people have in their carts, whether they’re far-sighted (from how they read their phones), what tattoos they have…
Same day, later in the evening: At our Elementary School’s Art Show. I set up a little table with my tiny watercolor kits, and some paper. No instructions. The kids just come and paint. They love the fun tools: little Altoids tins and pillboxes as palettes, waterbrush, rainbow pencils…
I get some sketching done too…To my left is the ever-popular spin-art table.
And to my right, Kathy paints just about anything on cookies!
But the evening doesn’t end there. Our middle school orchestra comes and plays an outdoor concert for us every year. It’s a real treat to hear these kids, many of whom have only studied music for a year or two, play so beautifully. I feel like I hear best when I’m painting the music.
Waiting for the concert to begin…
And the concert in session.
I’m in Seattle today, scouting locations for the weekend’s workshops… So there will be sketches from Seattle here on my blog next week. Until then, happy sketching!