We had a snow storm for about 24 hours and got, they say, about 15cm of the stuff. I didn’t think I’d be able to walk today because of it but it seems our ground is sufficiently thawed and most of it has melted already, leaving the sidewalks suitable for walking. So, I did.
This time I took a clip with me to hold my sketchbook open while I sketched. That helped some. Very low expectations helped more. I think that if I can expect nothing from 2-3 minute sketches (maybe 5 for this one), done while standing, I won’t be disappointed and I’ll have a little fun. It was only 1C when I was out and windy but I got to stand next to a wind break while I tried to scribble a likeness of this little Fiat. I think the proportions are right but the shapes most certainly are not. Oh well…it’s a generic car sketch 🙂
Platinum Plaisir, 4×6 hardcover sketchbook of unknown origin
My daughter came home for Easter and she wanted to go to our downtown area and wander around, so that’s what we did. We’d been walking for a while and decided to sit down and take a short break. As we sat, taking in spring sunshine and watching tiny icebergs floating down the St. Lawrence River, I asked if it would be ok for me to do a quick sketch, no more than 10 minutes.
The only sketchbook I had with me was a 3×5 Stillman & Birn Epsilon book (love these). My pointy device was a Platinum Plaisir. I chose a scene and started quickly sketching a piece of the Chateau Frontenac. It took me less than 10 minutes and I added some color when I got home. No plans were interrupted and no need for “I’m too busy to sketch.” If you carry a pen and a small notebook, you always have time to sketch. Besides, now I get to say that I’ve gotten to do TWO outdoor sketches this spring (grin).