So today I was at my daughters gym class and of course had time to kill. Thinking I should draw some of the gymnasts for a change, I spotted some posters and decided to draw them (with all the other gym equipment around) … much easier because they don’t move around!
Here is the quick sketch I did today – my daughters suggestion (though she said it was a fire hydrant).
I started a new sketchbook today – a hardback Goldline. Lovely smooth fairly weighty paper. So here is my first page sketch – lots of different types of plants and trees (plus a lamppost) in our common garden.
I’ve never used this pipe – it was bought as a souvenir in Cambodia and is for smoking opium. It has a porcelain bowl and brass spout. As soon as I’d finished I thought of Magritte’s famous painting “The treachery of images” which is also called “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (this is not a pipe). His reasoning was that he’d be lying if he said it was a pipe – because it’s only a representation of a pipe. So I’m kind of lying with my title!
Yesterday I had lunch at a little cafe serving (and called) Banh Mi – which are Vietnamese sandwiches. At last they sell a vegetarian one. While I ate my sandwich and drank my Vietnamese coffee I sketched the view. There is lots and lots of colour out there in the mall – maybe a bit too much?
Last Thursday I was in Global City after getting a health check up. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to sketch something so I got a cheap cup of coffee at Seattle’s Best, sat outside and drew this. I only noticed the deers head in the bush when I started drawing – no idea why it’s there….maybe part of some topiary?
After I’d sketched chairs at the coffee shop, I left because they keep the AC way too cold, and had a few moments at my daughters gym class…so I did this one very quickly while waiting. You might notice at the top right there is someone laying on the floor – he seemed to be engrossed in his mobile phone rather than doing some kind of gym exercise.