I've always loved pens. I literally have hundreds of them. But that didn't stop me from ordered a bunch more. Flex pens. Pens with odd looking tips. Inks. I've been drawing.
I'm not one of those people who draws with precision. I have a brother-in-law who can freehand a building with cupolas, windows, all sorts of architectural features and not get a line out of place. That isn't me. I wish. But no.
I'm going to show you some pages drawn in the last few days in my new Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook. I'm trying out new pens, new inks, new approaches. The spiffy clean sketchbook is rather intimidating.
The first sketch is wobbly and tight.
So I drew the second one with a stick. ha ha. But no.
Drew another one so tight I can hardly breathe looking at it.
And don't make the mistake I did of looking at all the other sketch artists online. Especially those Urban Sketch Crawlers in Singapore. Don't look!!
Compare and despair. But I'm not giving up.
I want to sketch and I want it to be fun.
It isn't fun when you're trying too hard. It's only fun when you're learning along the way and seeing improvement.
You have to kiss a frog or two.
And just accept whatever comes.
So I'm just going to draw. Like a mad photographer capturing images good and indifferent.
I'm going to ride this pony until I've had my fill.
Danny Gregory and his guests entertained me today.
Liz Steel is a real inspiration - enthusiastic and fun. She visited the Singapore Urban Sketchers and I added another item to my bucket list. (yeah, I'm dreaming.) If you click on the link you can hear a great interview. I've listened to it twice now.
Here's a peony for anyone who doesn't have one. The rhodies are popping, we have new fruit trees, and I'll try to do a garden post next time. But no promises. I have some sketchin' to do. xo