Permanent Record

sketch book

I started a new sketch book recently and decided that I needed to get back in the swing of drawing more often.  So I’ve been going places that I can sit and draw.  I started with one of my favorite coffee shops in Silver Spring, Zed’s Cafe.  However I felt a bit conspicuous since it’s a small place.  So I went to Union Station where there are more people and I could blend in more.

I did several sketches in Union Station and showed them to a friend of mine to see what she thought.  Her response was “Why are you doing it with pens?”. She thought it would be better to do it with pencil so I could erase.  Maybe I will use a more forgiving medium in the future but I like pen.  If I work in pen I have to get everything down fast and overlap things and there’s a record of all my marks.  I find that useful for generating confidence and having a good time with sketching.

2 thoughts on “Permanent Record

  1. Meredith, I totally agree with you. Doing it in pen is better for exactly the reasons you stated. You go girl!
    Stay tuned – and HEADS UP! I am having my own art show (Jan 27th 2018) in my studio. A rare event indeed. More later.
    You will be getting an official invitation by email over the holidays

    Emily Tellez

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