I packed my sketching kit on Sunday and headed to downtown Sequim to sketch a scene. I am a little self conscious about pulling out my sketching stool so sat down on a city park bench. I decided to go small and draw the stop lights and include the outside area of the coffee shop across the road. All was going well until I noticed people waiting in front of me for the lights to change! I had found people and not buildings!
The first sketch is of the background. I waited for people to stand at the lights so I could place them in the sketch. My pen lines were really searching for the right direction for the roof of the coffee shop! I took two sketchbooks. This sketchbook is a Daler Rowney Studio sketchbook. Not meant for wet media but a fun sketchbook for brush pens or bent nibs.
The second sketch is of the same scene. I waited for people to approach the stop lights and slipped them into the sketch. I can see a problem with my vanishing points! The sketchbook is Stillman & Birn Alpha more suited to wet media.
There were too many exciting visions of people!
This last one I just let loose then packed up. I had spent two hours on a park bench.
Here is the bench!
I really need to do better on my quest to find buildings. Tomorrow is life drawing!
The pen is a Sailor pen with bent nib.