Natural Grocers, Eugene, OR
Allan Bros., 5th St, Eugene, OR
As we frequently do when we sketch in a café, Erik chose something to nibble on as his sketch focus, and dutifully laid down line & color.
Turned out to be a quickly completed sketch, and the model was indeed good enough to eat!
Meanwhile, Sandy admired Barb Shirk’s sketches from last week, and then claimed she just wasn’t inspired today, maybe next time.
Barb got caught up in sketching people in the line for goodies.
Heidi found the addition of cayenne pepper to her hot chocolate to be worthy of a sketch, but she sure didn’t wait before she consumed.
And Jane just messed about with brush pen and water-soluble pen.
Allan Bros. on 5th St, Eugene, OR
The early gatherers – Barb Shirk, Heidi Sachet, Sandy Larkin, & Jane behind the camera. Looked like serious sketching going on!
Then we got a look at Sandy’s shirt! Cracked everybody up!
Back to work – sitting in the middle of the room at the coffee shop gave everyone a view of people to draw in all directions.
Jane chose Penelope’s view above, but did it at an angle on the page (her approach to keeping it simple); Sandy did the girl across from us.
Heidi says the thing about your “model” leaving is that you get to finish it the way you want. She goes onto a design definition, and Penelope to adding color.
Sandy tries a Betty Edward’s suggestion – draw the sketch upside down! Did it work? (Book courtesy of Barb Shirk, from an earlier visit to a fascinating show at the Schnitzer Museum.)
Here’s a view of Barb’s “models” and here’s how she added values.
New Day Bakery, Eugene, OR
Barb Shirk always finds the most interesting things – this time, a watercolor calendar with a twist! There’s a sample, then a faint outline of the work with watercolor tips. What fun.
Penelope falls back on the old trick of sketching your tools.
Barb Shirk brought along a companion for Woodlo, which Jane enjoyed sketching – isn’t he a character?
Erik did do some sketching, but mostly, let’s admit it, we talked!