Yesterday I took the children to a very small local zoo. It doesn’t have much to boast in terms of animals but it does have a fantastic full sized pirate ship to play on surrounded by sand. This gave me the rare opportunity to do some urban sketching while my children happily played.
The pirate ship was a huge challenge in perspective. I was sitting fairly close to it from two different angles and it was hard to make it look convincingly three dimensional. There were a lot of decorative details on the ship that I didn’t have time to include. I used my Lamy Safari F nib and Pentel brush pen for the shadows.
This morning I sketched this old bike near the village shop. I don’t often draw mechanical things but this was a pleasant challenge. And my husband even could recognise the model so I consider it a success.