This meetup was for participants of the Watercolour On Location which has been running since the beginning of September.
We started the meet with a 30 minute Q&A session where we chatted about some of the challenges of sketching with watercolour on location. The highlight was when a number of sketchers shared their kits and we discussed various ways for securing water containers.
We then had a lovely lunch together and it was so great to be able to discuss some of the main themes from the course, and other sketching related topics as well.
As for my sketches… I did this one in my A4 landscape Moleskine before the meetup started. Things have been so crazy for me lately that I knew I needed to do a solo sketch to start the day. Sketching on my own has been an important way for me to process things and feel grounded.
At lunchtime, I wanted to do a sketch but was talking a little too much to even start. I then explained to the group how when I’m catching up with a friend I will ask them to tell me all about a certain topic and then use the time while they are talking to do a quick sketch. So to demonstrate, I asked someone to explain their job in more detail and was able to do this quick sketch. It’s not complete, but is a good record of a lovely lunch.
Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday. I really love teaching online, but there is definitely something special about meeting in real life. I hope to do more of these SketchingNow meetups in the future.