T-shirt Sketching

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.  Everyday is t-shirt day in Phoenix.  But I now live in Quebec City and May 26th was the first day this year that I could go walking in jeans and a t-shirt, my typical street-sketcher garb.

It was glorious and as I headed out for a long walk and sketching session I had high hopes that I’d get a lot of sketching done.  That didn’t happen.  Some sort of Forrest Gump think happened and I just kept walking…and walking…and walking.  It was so much fun that the thought of sitting down to sketch never occurred to me.  I covered 7.5 kilometers on my walk and enjoyed every step.

I did come across a new sort of streetlamp in Vanier and I did sit down and sketch it.  I used a Pilot Prera, Noodler’s Lexington Gray and moved the pointy end around in my Stillman & Birn Alpha (9×6) sketchbook.  Then I walked some more.  It’s been a long time coming but real spring is finally here.

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  1. Laure says:

    Sometimes, it’s not about the sketching but about being. Glad to see you did get a bit of sketching in though!

    • You’re absolutely right, Laure. I love the dynamics of wandering, looking, assessing. The sketching is the goal that drives this activity but sketching doesn’t seem required for me to gain from the process. In any case, it sure is fun 🙂

      Cheers — Larry