here are a few pics of tiny sketchbook no. 2 – i use it for car sketching.
i think is an extremely excellent way to spend 20 minutes. i just pull over wherever. unless i’m having repair work done on the old jalopy. then i draw in the waiting room.
i am 3/4 through this book and i think in about a month i’ll need a new one. that works out about right since i got this one in september of last year.
i won’t be breaking any sketch speed records anytime soon.
it certainly feels good to flip through my book though and see all the completed pages.
car sketcher left. stockholm sketcher right.
buying this little book last year and keeping it in my bag along with a tiny pan of watercolors & waterbrush was one of the best artistic decisions i’ve made and the learning has been powerful.
one thing i’ve realized is that i prefer to draw live versus from a photo. not because it’s more authentic or alive or blah blah blah (insert lofty word here), hellz no!
it’s easier than sifting through a zillion photos and figuring out what to draw. which is what i’m doing now to finish up the last of the white pages in my travel journal.
it’s amazing to me how many pics don’t translate well into a sketch. when i draw live it’s a great confidence builder. i start out thinking NO WAY am i going to be able to do that, but i just jump in with my pen or paint and 25-35 minutes later i’ve muscled my way through it. done! no subject matter to kvetch over later. sure sometimes it looks like rainboots are sticking up out of the roof, like circus bears are waiting for the bus, like cartoon buildings are falling off their foundations, but WHOKAYRES?! (insert NY accent)
all of this is going to alter the way i put together my next travel journal.
over and out from moss cottage, where all the women are smart, all the cats are good lookin’, and all the ideas are above average.