Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brief Bike Break

Somehow I squeezed in another “ride and sketch” this week.  It’s been quite busy with proposals and reports due, but this deskwork must be balanced with cycling and sketching. I afforded myself about 30 minutes of extra time to ride into town (by way of a long steep hill and over train tracks) and find a place to park and sketch. I came upon a small wooden bench on a brick-paved sidewalk and managed to put this sketch together prior to riding over to the kids to grab them from theater camp.



6 comments:

PaddyAnne said...

Very Nice! Last week I promised myself I have to get back to my drawing and quilting projects... too long I have been idle. This is a nice reminder of that promise I made.

Ben said...

Hi Anne....thanks and happy to serve as a reminder. My "reminder" and inspiration is urbansketchers.org as well as other art I see everywhere.

PaddyAnne said...

Ben, I actually checked Urbansketchers when I was reading your post earlier this evening - and will visit them again!

She Rides a Bike said...

I like the sketch very much! I love urban sketches. One of my favorite Louisville artists does nothing but oils painting and sketches of everyday street scenes, alleys, and residential streetscapes. Do you carry around a little tin of water color crayons or pan colors?

Alan Vanneman said...

Terrific sketch, Ben! I think you're channeling Ludwig Bemelmans (that's a good thing). But be careful out there!

http://blog.buzzdata.com/post/7351092066/deflating-t-o-s-rebel-cyclist-myth-with-data

Ben said...

I do carry sketching and painting items with me, She Rides. As for Ludwig, Alan, I'll have to look him up soon....