Urban Sketching can be fun and adventurous. It allows you to sit down and stare. It brings you to places where you normally wouldn't spend as much time. You get to spy on people.
And sometimes you'll be surprised by people who come up to you:
Last weekend the weather was gorgeous. Crisp air, lovely warm autumn sun. So I found myself a seat in the sun to enjoy an hour of sketching while listening to an audiobook.
A sweet couple came up to me and asked if they could take pictures of the drawing, and of me. I felt kind of silly to go on the photo but we had a great conversation about drawing and making art.
This wouldn't have happened if I would have stayed at home to draw at the kitchen table.
Labels: journal, sketch, urban sketch, watercolour