Left: First warm up sketch of the day. I'm working on an 11 x 14 inch spiral pad of sketch paper with a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy pen. I was sitting at the side of the road in a foldable chair. The day before (Saturday) had been a 14-hour day for teaching—I was so tired I couldn't do math and write at the same time.
I wrote about the October 7, 2012 MetroSketchers outing at Lakewood Cemetery on UrbanSketchers—Twin Cities. I posted the small sketches I started working on after my large warm up sketches told me things weren't going to be "large" on this day. You can read about my process in determining that in that post as well. But for people who aren't on Facebook and weren't at the outing I thought you would like to see the warm-up sketches I did, before I discovered a "theme" that carried me the rest of the day.
Right: I made one more attempt to work large, this time with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, making gesture sketches of a lovely bronze sculpture.
By the time I finished the elk sketches I knew it was time for a change of approach. I wanted to go mobile (walk and stand and sketch, unfettered by the foldable chair) and I didn't want to hold or carry the large pad.
To see the how I spent the rest of my sketching time on this outing please go to Sketching at Lakewood Cemetery on Urban Sketchers—Twin Cities.