I got to be a passenger in the car today so drew this while on the road which was a first. I have painted before but never drawn. Excuse the wobbly lines.
Such nice details. I think drawing and sketching while someone else is driving is a great way to record a trip with gesture sketches. I filled an entire small book with drawings as my son drove me from Central California to Oregon. I think you can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sketchrboy/sets/72157626594860897/ We are off to Turkey next week and would you believe it, I have made contact with Urban Sketchers in Istanbul and Kusadasi. What a world. I will keep watching your wonderful posts, though.
These are great sketches Lee. I found that sketching really made the long drive more pleasant too.
Have a wonderful trip to Turkey!! I can’t wait to see what you do there. It is going to be great to meet the other sketchers there. Safe travels!
Good steady hands! Your sketch turned out very well. I approve of your choice of car too.
Time for some catch-up…
Not bad sketching for someone in a moving car. And also a sketch which tells us a lot… Charles needs a shave, the car is a Subaru, you were on your way to NY and you were sitting in the back seat… presumably sent there because you kept telling Charles how to drive? : )
Yes to the shave. Yes to the Subaru. Yes to NYC. Yes to the backseat. No, I was not banished to the back seat. I chose to go there : )
Nice! I drew my friend in the front passenger seat from the rear seat once as we were coming back from a pub, though he warned me that I’d “better not effing draw me!” as I was drawing him, though he was just fine with it anyway. That’s just part of being a sketch artist; we don’t just set up shop on city street corners or rural fields. Sometimes it’s those unexpected place that give you the very interesting drawings.
Those are undoubtably the best ones, the unexpected places. One of my favourites is one I did at my parent’s residence, of an old guy sitting in the sun. Just caught a moment.
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