When you go on a vacation you might want to take your sketchbook with you and draw some of the sights you see.
Sometimes you see something you want to sketch that would make a nice travel memory.
However, sometimes you just don't have time to stop, sit down and draw so I suggest you take a picture and create your drawing when you have more time.
When you are taking a picture in a public place, sometimes you have people and things in your photo that you want to omit from your drawing. So feel free to simplify your photo and leave out anything you don't like.
I started my drawing with a pencil sketch.
Once I had my drawing looking reasonably ok (remember it doesn't have to be perfect), then I got out my Sanguine color Pitt pen and drew with the pen over the pencil lines. If I drew something I didn't like I just drew another line over it, somehow that looked okay, after all I wasn't painting a masterpiece just recording a memory in my sketchbook.
Can you guess where I am vacationing? Ok , you guessed it right. Doesn't my drawing look like the Washington Monument with some villa type official buildings behind it?
My sketch needed some color to capture the cool, crisp day, so I added some watercolor paint on top of the ink sketch.
For those of you who are in my online class, your assignment #11, this week is to do some pencil sketches of things you observe and photograph. Take your sketching materials with you when you go out and do your drawing in a coffee shop, a bakery, a park or ? Happy Drawing...