Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sketching on the trail ^_^

Took the mountain bike and sketchbook up to Saratoga Gap today.  My sore knee from yesterday kinda bugged but soon as I got moving and the blood flowing, it loosened up nicely.

Was colder than I expected and wanted to stay longer but the afternoon chill got the better of me and I took off before the evening set in.  Got some fun sketches in though; I need to pick up a small portable stool that I can pack along with my camelbak so I can just stop on the side of the trail and not have to worry about bugs or poison oak on my bum. ^_^

Perfect place to paint forest scenes, I definitely need to go back soon.  Took a bunch of pics but after painting from life so much... they really don't do the scene justice and you lose so much detail in a photo.

Sketches from today and a few days ago:


  1. That's what I'm talking about, Ed. ^^ I really like how you're losing those dark, contrasty lines. :)

    Can't wait to see it in person. ^^

  2. Looking good! the top one's my fav, the perspective is pleasing to the eye =w=