And now I’d better cut this short, or I won’t get anything else done today.
I’ve been enjoying Gabriel Campanario’s wonderful “The Art of Urban Sketching,” so when a tree landed on our roof during a recent thunderstorm, I thought I’d sketch the aftermath.
I did this standing up, while holding the sketchbook, so the lines are a bit wonky! I added watercolor and colored pencil back inside the house, away from the hordes of mosquitoes that turned out to watch. Then, a few days later, I tried a quick on-site sketch in a different sketchbook (with just ink and colored pencil) to capture the roofers doing their thing.
I’ve been out of the loop for a while, as a storm took out my computer. I’m bouncing back for Illustration Friday, though, with a new computer, a new operating system, and a new scanner. I’m still learning the ropes of all this new tech, so I went with a less-finished illustration. Hopefully my learning curve will be short — and lightning won’t strike twice in the same place!