I have a few things to catch up on… including a lovely time with the Medical Artist Group last Tuesday.
I showed them my portable studio, my sketchbooks (including my first real travel sketchbook in 2007) gave a slideshow talk and then did 2 very quick demos (sitting on the floor… an important posture for travel sketching) of a tea cup and a Sydney building from a photo.
The point of the demo was to show my approach to fast spontanoeus sketching both with ink and wash and with watercolour pencil and watercolour. It was not to produce a stunning painting…as I note it is more a glorified thumbnail. I then combined the two quick sketches into a spread and wrote a few words.
We then had a lovely lunch together and of course I sketched my meal as well…and then demonstrated how I took a photo of it and uploaded to instagram, facebook and flickr in one click!