I went on a sketch outing this past Sunday afternoon, and this time I took watercolors and colored pencils with me so I could colorize my ink drawings on the spot. I wasn’t sure how it would go, as I’m not used to using washes or pencils when out sketching, the watercolors are an ancient set, but (sort of) usable, and I’m not using a sketchbook with paper suitable for watercolor. Despite that, I went…And had a pretty good time at it! I also took photos of the sketch and object of my sketching. So below is the first sketch from Sunday.
First, Centennial Park in Beaconsfield, QC. I’ve done a lot of sketching here in the past, and even some using watercolor. It was an over-cast day and looked like it wanted to rain almost all day but held off until the evening. I think that kept most parks and the usually crowded outdoor places devoid of people, as there were only a few other people in the park. I was feeling particularly impatient drawing, evidenced by not caring to get details accurate (blocks under bench, bench legs right, etc.). I discuss that with myself in my sketchbook notes. I speculate it was due to too much coffee from my late morning breakfast. Four cups, was it…? Then I decided to try and draw the folks at a nearby table setting up for a picnic. I picked a photo that was taken prior to my finishing the page as this photo was the best of the batch. I added the third man (seen in white) as well as leaves on the first guy. And I thought I’d add this photo since I found it humorous. You get’m, Squirrel-Boy! More sketches to come. Stay tuned. : P