Saturday, October 18, 2008

Life Drawing in Kelowna

Originally uploaded by sketchalina
I called my friend CT and asked her if she wanted to go to the life drawing session at the Kelowna Rotary Arts Centre. It was great - good model, good group. We really enjoyed it. All my sketch stuff was locked in a storage locker, so it was jump in with watercolour or nothing. It felt a little out of control, tough to get good dark shadows in a hurry, but good fun. This model had the most amazing hair; all kinky and twisty - interesting from any angle. I'll definitely make this group again. Not next weekend however, since we'll be in NEW YORK!! I'm so looking forward to it. Not sure how much sketching will get done since we're there so briefly and have so much we want to see and do. I think i'll call it an 'inspiration' adventure instead.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kelowna's Dolphins

Originally uploaded by sketchalina
Finally, after six months of being neck-deep on a work project, I escaped the office and got outside to sketch. Other than doodling on my notepad during conference calls, I haven't drawn a thing. I felt a little rusty at first, but that great brain shift feeling (the reason for sketching in the first place) was waiting there to welcome me back. My job will be winding up in a couple of weeks, and I'm so looking forward to just sketching and writing. Yay. Oh, and of course taking on coaching clients again.