Lots of us are dealing with COVID isolation by sketching our backyards and stuff in our kitchens. We’re no longer locked down and it’s pretty safe to move around because people are reasonable and we’re all wearing masks. Still, I’m reluctant to spend much time sketching on the streets.
I took advantage of the fact that I have a collection of Schleich animal figures. If you’re unfamiliar with them, they are very detailed and well-painted figures and each if beautifully proportioned, unlike so many of the animal figures made for kids. I’ve bought many of mine from art stores but the satisfying ones I got for pennies at local flea markets. Here’s a batch that Chantal gave me for Christmas.
I was about to watch a baseball game and so I grabbed my panda bear and drew him while the Blue Jays played baseball. A great combination. This is in my Hahnemuehle Capuccino notebook and rather than using watercolor I grabbed a black and white colored pencil to add some “color.” Pandas are very accommodating when it comes to color.