Yesterday I did an InstaLive session with Shari Blaukopf where we sketched live from our cars and chatted. You can see her beautiful sketch here on her blog.
Here’s what I sketched: a burnt orange jeep that happened to be parked in the lot next to me. How did I choose my site? By wherever in the neighborhood my phone showed the most bars! (not something I usually need to do because I don’t stream my sketching.)
It’s kinda fun to do these sessions. I get to chat with friends and try something new each time. It keeps me amused and engaged, both things I’ve found really valuable in his time when more regular schedules and restricted movement are a necessary part of life. And I’ve been super lucky that I have friends who will try stuff and not worry too much about whether it works.
Here are two sketches from my car-sketching session yesterday, both of the same subject. Sketch 1 was done 10 minutes before we started because I thought the jeep would drive off… but it didn’t so I sketched it again live, and this one took over 20 minutes.
The sketches are a great example of the difference (for me) between working quietly and working while talking. I am much better at knowing when to stop when I work quietly, and much, much more likely to keep messing around when talking.
But just looking at the end results here kinda misses the point of this. Shari put it best when she said “It felt like we were sitting next to each other on a park bench, sketching and chatting, instead being on opposite sides of the continent.”
Thank you everyone that drops in and chats online, it is fun to “see” you this way. Curious about the setup I used? Here it is: