Selling hats

I have been told that when I am sketching I am oblivious to everything around me (including people taking photos and videos) and, in this case, an impending thunderstorm. I did the drawing for this sketch (and had a nice chat with a vendor trying to sell me some jewelry) and when I turned around to make the long trek back along the hot beach I noticed the blackening sky. In the islands the rain comes upon you very quickly so when I felt the first few drops I hid my precious moleskine (the one with all of my symposium work!) under my shirt and ran the rest of the way back.

Selling Hats

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10 Comments on “Selling hats”

  1. Mary says:

    i love your vibrant colours and the way they play with the fun variety of shapes and patterns Shari. This is like a mosaic of colour and your figures move with the rhythm too! :)

  2. Valerie Cousins says:

    I enjoy seeing you employ two point perspective–something I’m struggling with at the moment.
    Lovely work!

    • Thanks Valerie. I don’t think much about perspective when I’m drawing. I just draw what I see but I guess you are right about this. I was lucky enough to do a workshop with Frank Ching in Santo Domingo. He wrote the bible for architects on drawing perspective. I will write a post about it soon.

  3. Linda Daily says:

    I just love all the color! Especially those yellow shirts.
    Hope you share your SD sketches with us in PDX!

    • I absolutely plan on bringing them Linda. Especially since I didn’t lose any in the rain.

      • Ethna says:

        Thankyou, Shari, for this and all your posts from the Symposium…I can feel the atmosphere of this amazing place through your work. Can I ask you if you add the pen work before or after you apply the colour?

      • So glad you like them Ethna. There are lots more to come.
        I did the pen work first and then added the colour. In the case of the last two I did the pen work on the spot and then added the colour later. It was just way too hot on the beach to paint. Plus it was a very long walk and I didn’t want to carry anything except the pad and a few pens. There was no way I could have brought any sort of bag along with me.

  4. suzann cromer says:

    Love the looser work you are doing since the Symposium


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