i’m attending the mary ann moss school of sketching. i don’t recommend it. the instructors are drunks, the other students don’t listen, it’s in a bad part of town, and everyone talks too much.
while i was at school yesterday i cracked open my venice photos and decided to try drawing a building. you know. for practice.
i used my black fountain pen with water-soluble ink.
then someone suggested i draw the patio. i got a little carried away with my stabilo water soluble pens.
after lunch it was time for plant drawing. i settled in a chair slightly under the epiphylums which are all budding. i started drawing those ripe buds on the right, but didn’t plan well and went off the paper. so i added a separate drawing on the left. sort of a scaled down version. pencil, then watercolor, then pen over the top.
the other peeps at the MAMSOS are slobs. i attempted to capture some of their mess. i was very discouraged as there was so much to look at on the table, but i plodded onward.
i had some wine later while i was watching the news and decided to keep practicing. if nothing else, the MAMSOS insists on lots of practice. and it’s free so you know that’s another thing.
i sewed together this signature of pages the same size as my umbrian sketchbook so i could practice reigning in my desire to sketch off the page.
although i won’t be blogging from umbria i will certainly be sharing every page of my sketchbook when i get home. yes siree, i will!