This is a copy of the post on the Sketchbook Challenge blog that went up today.
I went to Spartanburg (SC) with my husband yesterday.
He was going to umpire a baseball game, I had planned on going to the local library.
Until I saw this...
I called it a lightweight piece of heavy equipment (cause it was kinda small to be called Heavy...).
Anyway - I had to sit down and start sketching immediately upon seeing it!
Nothing like a modified contour sketch to get things going...
As I was sitting there, lost in my own little "Sketch In", I didn't realize that I was drawing my next "entry" in to this month's theme.
If you look behind the piece of equipment (what is that thing called?!), there is a new path being cut.
Evidently Spartanburg SC is joining Greenville SC in hosting (building and promoting) bike riding and walking trails.
So - I figured that my drawing is a way to illustrate a pathway.
Whether it is a link between two paths or something that actually creates that path...
The finished drawing stretches over several sheets actually.
I think I might put some color on it with watercolors and then use brads or something to make it an interactive piece of artwork.
Either way it was a lot of fun once I started.
Just remember that the real key to drawing from life is LOOKING and SEEING what you're drawing.
Not just drawing what you think you see.