For this weeks challenge try sketching an interior scene…perhaps the favorite room of your house, a room in your workplace or a public place such as the reading room of the local library. If you want to mix things up a bit you can try exercising your value viewing skills by restricting yourself to a single color. Another thing to try is to do a panoramic sketch by drawing the room facing in three or four different directions.
I thought it might be fun to do a weekly challenge to encourage us all to sketch more often. I will try to post a new challenge every Saturday. In the future I would like to set it up so that you will just e-mail your sketches to me as an attachment and I would post them to our blog on the following Saturday. For now, however, just bring them to the next meeting for show-and-tell and I will photograph them and post them to our blog. I propose as our first challenge that we sketch anything living (a tree, a house plant, your pet hamster…anything as long as it’s living). Let me know if you would like to suggest any ideas for future challenges.
About a dozen people showed up to sketch today at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. It was rather brisk this morning but a few individuals braved the icy wind to sketch on the grounds of the museum (I must admit that I was one of the wimps who only lasted about 20 mins. before retreating to the warmth of the interior). We sketched for about two hours and then assembled in the lobby for a brief show-and-tell. After the sketching session most of us got together for a light lunch at the museum cafe. A good time was had by all.
Our next sketching session will be at the UNM Anthropology Museum on February 6th at 10:00. All are welcome.