Saturday, March 26, 2016

Lunch time sketches, Downtown, St. Louis

Opportunities for urban sketching sometimes occur in fleeting moments. While eating lunch recently I had a few minutes to open my sketchbook and try to catch images of downtown. The views are as random as a winning lottery number. I read somewhere that the great artist John Singer Sargent could set up his easel virtually anywhere and create a masterpiece. That is a high standard to try to achieve but it is a good thing to remember so as not to get discouraged when subject matter and time are limited. Keep sketching!

Bespoke Sketchbook pages, 6"h x 6"w, Sharpie Flair pen, Faber-Castelli PITT artsist pens, shades of grey, 03/15-03/17, 2016. Michael Anderson


  1. The energy of your sketches is wonderful, Michael. Your commentary is so valuable. Just having that sketchbook and some simple drawing implements to whip out is a huge step to being a successful sketcher.

    1. You are so right. The most basic tools are all that is required. A comment like yours is a nice bit of motivation too. Thank you Marcia!


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