Sunday, June 10, 2012
Mission Beach in San Diego
I took plenty of photos of my son playing as he likes to look at them to see what he is doing right or wrong but I still took time for myself. I went for a long walk to find some coffee and started with a caramel mocha which was the worst coffee I've ever had so I tossed it out and got a plain cup of coffee at another vendor. Then I walked back down to the volleyball area and sat down with my sketchbook. It didn't take me long to put a few pencil lines down and add some paint especially after seeing my online watercolor teacher Laure Ferlita do a similar picture in class!
Jennifer Edwards on her blog. I didn't draw the houses on the other side of the street as she recommends to draw just what drew you to the scene. Laure says to simplify down to what gives you the essence of the place you are sketching so between the two I've had some good advice to follow.