On Monday (after a lovely Sunday of worship) I head into the country with the friend that I am staying with. This is a little tradition for us to have a country outing every time I come to Melbourne.
(Previous outings included a Vanilla Slice adventure!)
This time we were headed to Ballarat. I managed to fit in a 15 minute sketch while my friend did a little shopping. Following my latest trend I went for it in ink, trying to capture the great wide expanse of the main street in town!
It is always nice to get out to the countryside… but I am happy back in the city as well. A wet Tuesday but I manage done street scene later in the day when the rain stopped. This is of Swan Street, Richmond.
Most of the day, that I spent once again with Chris Haldane, was spent walking or in a cafe. This time the lovely Cafe Lua in Carlton. After sketching my lovely breakfast I sketched the view in the cafe.
And right at the end of the day, I snuck in a few quick sketches from the shelter of the Info Booth at Federation Square. It is hard for me to walk past FSS (Flinders St Station) without the urge to sketch it. I am pushing the boundary everytime I sketch this grand building – this time a few wet washes and then black ink in a hero pen over the time. Maybe next time I should try right handed! BTW all left hand sketch this week so far….but I am missing the additional challenge of my ‘other hand’ … so maybe I will get back to it tomorrow!