While visiting Yosemite National Park we stopped to eat lunch at the beginning of the Lower Yosemite Falls trail. From my seat on the bench I could see Half Dome and decided it was a perfect opportunity for a quick sketch.
First night in Yosemite National Park we hiked up a trail near our campground and went across a suspension bridge along the way. On the way back we stopped and enjoyed the view while I sketched it.
My favorite part might be the inclusion of the sketchbook at the bottom of the sketch. I thought about adding another one inside it, but thought that might be a bit much.
In between working on a couple of paintings I got the nieces to join in on the fun. Here you can see their work from my request to “draw a stick figure”.
Bailee – 10
She saw me working, drawing stick figures with signs and she decided to do the same. You’ve gotta love her sense of humor!
Hannah – 7
You could see the wheels turning when I asked her to draw a stick figure, she just wasn’t sure why. But when I convinced her to she made sure to get the hair just right.
It took a couple of tries to get her to actually draw a stick figure, I got … some other things first. And then I guess we had to go through the Goldilocks process: one too big, one too small, and the third one was just right!
9×6″ pencil doodles on sketch paper
Sketching out a concept for Mom’s birthday card.
On the same page I was seeing how one could make a stick figure look like Albert Einstein, with his recognizable hair and mustache.
9×6″ Watercolor on sketch paper
Playing around with watercolor paints in my sketchbook.