A few weeks ago I had an epic afternoon sketching in the City filling 20 pages of my A4 sketchbook (see here). So it’s a little hard not to compare subsequent outings with that.
But still, I’ve had two very productive sketching sessions on the last two Wednesday afternoons. And with the exception of the last sketch in this article, all my work has been done from the comfort of a bench! This seems to be my approach to sketching at the moment… I walk until I find somewhere to sit and then assess whether there is something of interest to sketch from the spot. 🙂
Wednesday 19 July
L: Our trains are fun to draw with all that dark yellow and blue.
R: I wasn’t sure what to sketch while I was sitting on a bench in Martin Place so I just started drawing the building in front of me.
…so I headed to the Australian Museum. After my drink, I did a quick walk around (sketching the funniest face I found) and then sat in the sun outside to sketch the facade. (The second time this year – see here for the other sketch)
Wednesday 26 July
What more can I say? 🙂
I need to do this more often!
I know that over time I will gain more control sketching while standing up but at the moment it is very effective for working loosely.
Do you ever sketch standing up and what media do you use?
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