I spent half the day in a group workshop. Frances had the idea to study art books and techniques and invited a few friends to join her. Today was our first meeting, at which we reviewed the content of Steven Reddy‘s book, Everyday Sketching and Drawing. He’s a local Seattle artist and I’ve sketched with him at USk Seattle outings.
Then we went to our places to begin drawing.
I’d brought my own still life components: Pelicans. I am a “Companion of the Order of the Pelican” within the Society for Creative Anachronism. Think of it as the international award for service to the organization: “Members of the Order of the Pelican have given of themselves to their kingdom, usually for many years and without thought of reward. They are chosen by the Crown in consultation with the Order. Their insignia is a ‘pelican in her piety,’ a pelican piercing her breast to feed her young with her own blood”
As we do in Urban Sketching outings, we had a “throw down” to share our day’s work:
5×7, ink and watercolor wash
8×10; ink and watercolor wash
Any Pelicans of my acquaintance want one or both?