Last two sketches from Amsterdam.
Or more correctly, a sketch from the final sketchcrawl of the USk Symposium, and a sketch from my final morning before boarding my flight back form Amsterdam.
The two days these sketches were made could not have been more different. This first one is made on a super-hot day at the final sketchcrawl of the Urban Sketchers Symposium. Hundreds ( and maybe a thousand too?) of people all over this stretch of the road, looking out at boats and sketching. Just the thought of that is amazing.
This messy little sketch was all I produced, mostly because I spent much of my time peeking at Inma Serrano’s book while she did this. It’s one thing to see someone’s work on social media It’s even more amazing to see it in person. But most amazing of all is watching how they create it.
This next one was made on the sitting under an awning outside a cafe while it rained. People bicycled to work inspite of the rain. And my very wet page just wouldn’t dry out.
But I did (finally!) get to wear the jacket I’d brought to Amsterdam after hearing how cold the summer could be.
On the table, my standard sketch kit: a pencil. (yes, I loosely mark in what I want on a page to make sure I fit in everything I want. A fude pen, watercolor, a round brush, and a tube of white gouache that I dip my brush directly into for those last highlights.
Thank you for following along on my Amsterdam adventure. All the blogposts are here: