Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday eve musings

As I work online at the local coffee house on Main Street, I thought I would take a break to put an entry on my sketching blog. This weekend I was able to fit in several sketches and it felt good and I actually wanted to keep on sketching but needed to move on to other commitments.

I decided to take some time to do an ink sketch of Main Street and even though I have drawn some similar views, I never get tired of drawing the street scene again (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katjulin/6459980939/in/photostream ).

As a real time sketch and not from a photo, it made me look closer at what was going on over time. People came and went, cars did the same as they parked in my view and then moved on. Sketching in real time makes one realize several things - how there are many things that come together that form a scene or experience and how quickly they can disappear. The buildings, though, remain as a setting for more experiences to happen at different times of the day, each with its own specialness and uniqueness to the individual "actors" in it.


Kokopelli said...

Sketching from real life seems difficult to me. But I think it's just a matter of practice. Love your sketch!

Kathe Julin said...

Thanks, Dagi!