I have started another online course called Sketch Book Skool which has been a lot of fun. So I have made a new sketch book for it. As part of the course you are encouraged to go out and sketch, so I met up with the Melbourne ‘Urban Sketches’ and we drew in one of the lovely Victorian Arcades in the centre of Melbourne. A really pleasant way to spend time. We met up, then everyone dispersed throughout the arcade and did a couple of hours of drawing then met up again to see what each other had done. Then off to lunch and a little more sketching.
This was my first time sketching in the middle of town, but I found it to be really rewarding. I bought a little stool and set myself up in a corner of the arcade and went to work. Most people walk by with the quick glance, some stopped to chat and some children were fascinated. I enjoy talking to people about what I am doing and they were all very kind.
Circumstances have been against me and I haven’t had a chance to go drawing with the group again, but I plan to do so in the future. I have been doing more sketches and I will share these with you in coming posts.
This was a quick little sketch of a Babushka Shop in the arcade. Yes the whole shop is full of these little babushkas so I could not resist doing a quick 10 minute sketch of the window.
I would recommend Sketch Book Skool to others who would like some encouragement to start sketching, it is a nice mix of instruction, getting to see different sketchers and their styles and motivation to get out and sketch.