I have always been interested in sketching on site. But I have never felt very comfortable. Now there seems to be more and more people involved in this on line. "Urban sketchers" is a great site to see the rough and loose style of capturing the moment. I love the level of indication and quick gestures. I LOVE THAT IT'S BEAUTY COMES FROM NOT BEING PERFECT. I used a fine line marker for initial sketches, then a brush pen for the darks. I blended with a simple water brush pen all on a moleskin pad.
I did these with my son at the local library and later at our coffee shop on the way home. We had a really good time together. Away from TV and Computers just sharing some food and talking. Listening to others around us, and paying attention to our surroundings. Just focusing on the moment...very nice. Well time for bed. Hope you like these.
Ethan in his coat, as I tried to ask him about school or reading...conversation with a 7th grader can be challenging :)
Some of the students at the library were learning about the legal system from our neighbor. She is a lawyer and works with high school students. So busy with Ethan and sketching I didn't even notice her until she came over to say hello. Later at the coffee house a guy in headphones and a women with long dark hair on their computers. Each sketch was only a few minutes but I am loving the ink brush pens and simple lines.