This was done during a sketchbook class field trip last fall at the local Barnes and Noble bookstore. I decided to sketch the books on display across from a nice comfy chair I was sitting in for part of the trip. They were all cookbooks and were very colorful.
I will be returning to the Yellowstone Association Institute as an instructor this summer. My course "Capturing the Landscape in Your Travel Sketchbook" is open for registration now. It will be a two and a half day workshop July 3 through July 5, 2013.
My course will take place in beautiful Lamar Valley as we learn travel sketchbook techniques along with a crash course in watercolor! Our time will be spent outdoors with site-based lectures and demonstrations along with plenty of drawing time. At the end of the experience, you will return home with a highly personal, visual journal that will help you remember details of sights and experiences that you might have missed or forgotten otherwise.
...and here is the other side of the sketchbook spread. I have been into drawing people lately, or rather the impression of people. Here are some more people eating, visiting and sharing some time together under the umbrellas at Main Street Bagels in Grand Junction.
This is another sketch from last fall, this time it is of the bagel shop. They installed the most wonderful signage in town last year, a giant three-dimensional bagel and I had to draw it. Of course I am enamored with drawing the umbrella shade they put out when the weather is nice. Tasty snacks and beveraages can be found inside.
I often sketch on whatever paper I happen to have handy at the time. Here are a couple of sketches I did during church the past two Sunday mornings. Sketching helps me focus and listen to the sermon. The bonus... is in documenting the moment. I know most if not all of the people in both of these sketches.