Waiting for food to heat up while backpacking in Little Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park. Thought I’d sketch the stove, it’s been working great for about 10 years now.
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.