There was a wait to be seated at breakfast since it was Modernism Week out in Palm Springs last weekend. No problemo...have wait, will sketch. We were on an Art Retreat after all.
Waiting for the meal once seated is a good time to sketch too. Our waitress saw what we were up to and was kind enough to give us a warning before our food came out.
Carol and Mary Ann shared their sketches from breakfast on their blogs too.
I don't know why I felt the need to label the blind contours above, it's so obvious who they are, bahahaha.
Speaking of labeling, it may or may not be a good idea to hand your sketchbook over to Mary Ann so she can add captions like she did above and on an older page in my sketchbook here:
It is however, a good idea to copy her good ideas for sketching fodder. Carol and I saw her oh-so-good sketch of the Tabasco sauce bottle and had to follow suit in our books. I was not pleased with my rendering done while at the restaurant (seen above alongside more blind contours), so I tried it again when back home.
meh. Although I still didn't capture the personality and charm of the bottle, I did discover that I think it's a good idea to repeat sketch subjects. Sketching is so fun, so much to discover, constantly.
I also like to doodle when I've got some wait time on my hands. I like this as it is, but it will also be fun to color it in, be it pencils, markers, paint or a combination of all.
I did a few more quick sketches over the weekend:
Of course there was slow sketching done as well, I'll share photos of that next post...
It's Friday! Hoo-ray!
Might keep the sketching going this weekend here...we'll see how much I can squeeze in. Hope you have some free time this weekend to follow the creative muse of your choice. (Is sleep a creative pursuit? That's what I'm looking forward to most I think. Art retreats are awesome for lots of things...sleep isn't one of them.)