Last week I attended the monthly Urban Sketchers Sydney event at the North Sydney Saturday markets and, as often is the case, I wasn’t sure that I would fit a sketch in. By the time I had chatted to a few people at the start, gone for a walk to take a few photos for some upcoming free mini SketchingNow Buildings lessons, gone into Stanton Library to borrow two books on Chicago, and then chatted to a few more USkers, it was almost time to meetup again for the 12 noon sketchbook ‘throwdown.’
As soon as I said to the sketcher I was sitting next to “I don’t think I will bother to sketch today” (it was about 11.30am) I realised that I would really regret not having a record of the morning in my sketchbook. So, I pulled my sketchbook out and did this extremely loose sketch.
At the time it felt like a very half-hearted attempt to sketch but now I am happy that I was able to capture in only a few minutes the essence of the scene I was looking at. And after all, that is what sketching is all about (for me anyway).
Do you have any strategies for situations when you really couldn’t be bothered to get your sketchbook out. It is all too easy to give in to the “it’s all too hard” thoughts, isn’t it?