With January following the busy season of Christmas, I figured life would slow down a bit and I could be back to filling my drawing books with sketches again. Was I wrong! Sometimes life throws us curve-balls and the unexpected becomes reality……..but, in the midst of the unexpected, I’ve still managed to do a little sketching, thankfully. And, for those times, I’m grateful because focusing on drawing can bring about a peace of mind and calm in the middle of the craziness.
Recently, our gang of sketchers met at Charlie’s Restaurant in Puyallup and I’m so glad I was able to convince myself to do this for me and draw. It’s so easy to forget how much of a therapy of the mind this activity can be, at least this is true for me. This is a sketch done at the restaurant from the bar. I tried one of my new Japanese pens on toned paper and colored in parts with Prismacolor colored pencils. Hmmm….I like the effect and think I’ll explore this style further ------ what do you think? J