We are getting a reprieve from the relentless march into winter. We’ve had a couple days where the temps have gotten up to 6-7C (low 40s for the metric-challenged). It’s also been very windy but yesterday the winds dropped to a reasonable level and I just couldn’t pass up the possibility of doing some outdoor sketching.
I decided to go armed with quick-draw (pun intended) materials so I took a couple of 10×14 Coroplast sheets, cut some 6×9 sheets of cheap multi-media paper, and I taped two sheets on each side of the coroplast. These were shoved into my bag and out the door I went. The idea was that I needed to do sketches quickly so I didn’t have to sit for a long period, which cause my old Arizona bones grow cold and I get grumpy.
I managed to get a couple sketches done with considerable walking in between, each sketch taking only 15 minutes or so. I applied the color at home. Hope you like them. For me it was a major victory and gives me some hope that I’ll be able to do some outdoor sketching using this method. As it gets colder I can shift more and more towards Marc Taro Holmes’ “5to7 sketches” where you use 5-7 lines to do sketches very quickly. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.