Urban Sketching at the SCS Farmer’s Market

It was a beautiful morning at the Farmer’s Market in St Clair Shores. After a few warm up sketches, I settled on the petting zoo for my final watercolor on 9 x 12 inch watercolor paper.

I set up my chair on the far corner of the pen, where I thought I’d be out of the way of the crowds. These goats, and a few sheep, decided I was a curiosity. Goats come, people follow. The kids feed the kids and I have my choice of subjects as children, adults and animals move about in front of me.

People Sketching Practice

Sunday morning at Panera

Panera Bread on a Sunday morning is a great place to get some practice sketching random people. I am going to go to various public places and capture a collection people. The object is to not only to get better at portraying their gestures or moods, but to tell a story. The above sketch is only one paragraph of the story I aim to tell. A collection of paragraphic sketches will hopefully start to form a story.

A bit of urban sketching

Urban Sketch, Rosedale Community Players production of Cliffhanger and Francis

Went to see a play yesterday, Cliffhanger, put on by the Rosedale Community Players.  This group never fails to entertain.  It is a cabaret style theatre located in a church.  http://rosedalecommunityplayers.com

So in keeping with the 100 day project and my passion for urban sketching, I captured both part of the stage and my friend, Francis.  

I had only 15 minutes until curtain, though in truth there wasn’t any curtain, so I pulled out my multimedia sketch book.