My inaugural Sketchercise post. I just joined Sketchercise, a network started by Katherine Tyrrell, of the always fabulous, thought-provoking and informative blog Making a Mark, to promote sketching done on-site while walking, biking, kayaking or doing some other physical activity.
I first read about Sketchercise on Cathy's blog, A Sketch in Time, where she beautifully chronicles life in Johannesburg with really stunning drawings and paintings of the landscape and vibrant street life.
I want very much to develop the habit of drawing regularly; most of the drawing I do is preliminary to watercolor painting, though I do enjoy making little watercolors sketches with no drawing. I'd like to do more drawing for its own sake.
Fishing, I think, kind of stretches the idea of "exercise," unless you count lugging all the equipment to the boat and cleaning it all afterward. But, fishing is what I did yesterday, so ...
Bijou box, water brush, and 3x5 Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. I keep this little kit in the tote I bring fishing, which also contains sunscreen, bug spray, hats, sunglasses, lip balm, a sweatshirt, reading glasses and a book.
I have another watercolor kit I keep in my bike's handlebar bag; I think I'd like to add pencils and ink pens too.
Two versions of the view from our little boat while flounder fishing in the back bays off Wildwood on Sunday.
It was a lovely day for fishing and we caught two good-sized flounder--next time I catch one I'll sketch it!