Monday, April 2, 2012

A saturday sketch

I went on a little walk Saturday afternoon, looking for another location to draw. I thought it might be good practice to do one longer drawing per week. Nothing was particularly jumping out at me so I chose a location based off of whether or not there was a decent place to sit. I got a bit impatient with the process this time around. I prefer to start out in pen if that's what's intended but because of its permanence I have a tendency to go slower, particularly when it comes to drawing scenery, which I'm not as confident in as other things. After awhile I started to do the rest in pencil, to trick myself into going faster. After filling in a sufficient amount of details, I took a photo of what I was drawing and finished the rest at home.

Maybe next time I'll be a little more patient but I guess it's all part of practicing discipline.
"It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character." Camille Pissarro
obligatory cross legged "I-was-here" shot