I assigned Tuesday's watercolor classes a little warm up exercise: Take your sketchbook out for a 5 minute sketch. Use any simple tool you like, pen, pencil, etc. Take 5 minutes to find a subject, 5 minutes to sketch and 5 minutes to return to the classroom and share your sketches. It was raining, so just a few chose to brave the cold damp weather outdoors for 5 minutes. The rest chose to spread out all around the interior of the building, sketching what they saw out the windows. I was so impressed by what they did. I think they even surprised themselves! (Sorry, I didn't take a photo of their sketches.)
|My five minute sketches from Tuesday, ready for a touch of color and narrative after breakfast today.|
Towards the end of the day, I discovered this ingenious little light well with its own pocket garden, flower pots ready and waiting for spring, and a Tuscan mural to cheer up those looking out from the windows on the opposite wall. I only had time to do the ink sketch, planning to add watercolor pencil and ink wash later.
|A light well hides a secret garden.|
|My 5 minute sketch with the Sharpie Pen after class.|
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|I managed to get a few trophy shots of my other two 5 minute sketches (see below)|
|Afternoon sketch. Looking straight across the alley at the cracked wall and weathered window on the next building.|
|I have no idea what this is....maybe a refrigeration unit? But what fun to draw!|
|Tuesday am sketch demo (right side) and pm sketch (left side)|
I have a heading, 2nd FLOOR, but still haven't decided what my narrative will be for the rest of this two page spread in my visual journal. I will post it here when it's finished.