Monday, October 09, 2006
I attended an instructor's conference today. While I waited for my session to begin, I sat in the lobby and sketched this awkward view of the escalators surrounded by some truly wonderful tree ferns located on the escalator walls. The trees sat in a small planters box along the walls that also contained some green vining plants. I can't imagine how these specimens get watered!! But the plants were real enough, as I could see spore cases on the undersides of the fern leaves!
I must be in a kind of 'wonkiness' since I didn't quite notice the oddities in the sketch until after I added watercolor and scanned it. My attempts to 'loosen up' didn't quite reach the 'looseness' I was hoping to achieve, so I suppose letting the 'wonky' remain is moving me a bit off the 'perfectionist' square I tend to sit on.
In all fairness, I didn't have as quite as much time as I really needed for getting a better perspective drawn ... I ran into my college's president TWICE -- and he even came over to see what I was doing and sat down to chat! and, well, I decided after that, that this sketch was DONE! LOL