around the world with a sketchbook and a bicycle!
this video made me want to leave my house and head out on an urban sketch assignment.
i marvel at how much more difficult it is to draw urban scenes from life than from a photo. a photo is all set up. flat. ready to be captured. life is BIG. and unruly. with telephone poles with wires going 14 different directions. things are. moving!
drawing from television. that's like a giant photo. nothing moves when you click pause. good for beginners. like me!
i drew the blue man with just a waterbrush. i like the thick clumsy line.
then i put a chair in front of me and got out my ipad. drawing on the ipad is like heaven after drawing on paper. erasing is so so easy. each line you lay down is like dragging a toothpick through a big pat of soft butter. such a fun change.
i'm interested in ALL OF IT. every last thing. okay! off on my urban jaunt through the mean streets. promise not to laugh at what i come back with. just don't.