greetings! this is a random post full of blathering. example A. i was going back through old iphoto albums in search of photos of old mexico to practice random street scenes i am likely to encounter in guatemala. this activity was curtailed when i began to wonder why i had never made a blurb book of any of my 3 trips to san miguel de allende. so i set about to create one of my most recent visit to that lovely city in 2007. surprising even myself, i knocked out a 137 page book in a couple of hours.
then i went back to sketching.
by the way i’ve loved hearing from all of you that have traveled to antigua and had glowing things to say. i’m even more excited than before by your confirmations that it was a wise travel choice.
in between finding suitable sketch scenes i went outside to draw with my gouache. as usual i find labels an indispensable way to guide the viewer. by that i mean, if they have no idea what you’re attempting to depict.
but they really need no labels as it is v.v. obvious that they are people.
i found this excellent urban sketching lesson by marc taro holmes. i’ve been trying out his single-line approach to sketch scenes.
he has a tips & tricks category on his blog that is invaluable if you love learning about sketching.
this is a collection of quicky continuous line sketches intended as warm-ups.
in between my bouts of sketching i stopped to read the latest brain pickings.
waving from los angeles to wherever in the big wide world you happen to be. i’ll just be here. doing stuff.