"Ordinary Life"

December 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

I suppose it is nothing new for me to say that I think I am addicted to sketching on location…. But the last month or so, for various reasons, I have not been able to get out much and I have REALLY missed it. This week I have been thinking that I have to try to get out at lunch and sketch more but I find the scenes of my ordinary fairly uninspired… But I have found some work of fellow urban sketchers this week which have made me realise that this is a silly attitude…

Anyway – this afternoon after work I was feeling a wee bit flat(sometimes it happens even to me!) despite the fact that the weekend was starting. So I went to my ‘ordinary’ (understatement!!!) Friday afternoon sketching venue. I don’t think I will EVER get over how special the view from Milson’s Point is!!!!

111202 01 'Ordinary' Life sketching

Started of with the usual view….

111202 02 The full view!

…then thought I should sketch the bridge (I normally chicken out from attempting this level of complexity)
111202 03 More of the bridge
….and then more of the bridge.

111202 04 Ocean Princess leaving Sydney

Time to go… And then excitement as a cruise ship left… Always gives me a lovely holiday feeling.
Having fun adding text and solid colour to a very quick sketch attempted with a pen that was NOT cooperating. What a wonderful 1.5 hours of sketching (though it was some communication via mobile phone that REALLY picked me up…not the sketching on its own!)

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