31 October, 2012

Outdoor sketching–Queen Victoria market

It was fun drawing at the Queen Victoria market last weekend. I was fascinated with the small goods shops. There were cheeses, cured meat, olive oils and all sorts of goodies. It was crowded and there was not much standing room unfortunately, but I managed one sketch (below).

Queen Victoria Market sketch

What do you draw when you are busy?

Here is another page from my sketchbook. I have been doing some small drawings during the week, since I have been busy. I was having coffee, and drew a few jars at the cafe (top). Then, back home, I drew some random items on the table. They were quick drawings and did not take up much time, but still gave me a little bit of practise.

Quick sketches

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31 comments:

  1. So you sketch standing in a crowded market place. That is clever. I love the Vic Markets

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    1. Thanks Diane
      It was my first experience sketching in a crowded place. Quite difficult I must admit, having to balance sketchbook and everything else, and trying not to be in the way of shoppers was a challenge.

      Thanks for dropping by,
      Ev

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  2. lovely sketches Evelyn, you're a true artist!

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  3. Nice sketches Evelyn!! Works as a great journal page too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hi Giggles
      Thanks. Yes, when I look back at these pages later, it will be like a journal.
      Happy weekend, Ev

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  4. I tend to sketch whenever I can find some time and I love your style... very impressed you got any done at all in the Queen Vic markets... they are always so packed...xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey. It was hard juggling sketchbook and bags, etc. while trying not to be in the way :).

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  5. Such interesting sketches and it will bring back memories for you when you look at them in the future:)
    xx

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    1. Thanks Sue. Yes, I agree. I love the journalling bit as much as the drawings :).

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  6. These are so lovely, lively and fun, you draw delicious looking food!

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    1. Thanks Anne. Love drawing food :) I think partly because they don't move!

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  7. You are obviously a true artist with all your on the spot sketchings which turn out so brilliantly. Glad you made the party this week. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. These sketches are so lively and fun. I admire you for drawing in a crowded place, I can't do that at all.

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    1. Hi Wednesday
      It was difficult, and was my first time in a really crowded place.

      Thanks, Ev

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  9. I drew in a deli this week too! Love both your sketches! HPPF!

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    1. Thanks Lynn. I will check out those sketches. :)

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  10. Great for you that you fit in sketches even on a busy day. It keeps that artistic muscle flexing and strong. Lovely pages. Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks Marji. I am giving my artistic muscles some constant practice :).

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  11. Mmmmmm.... making me hungry looking at those sketches! You did a great job - all the more so when you were obviously being jostled in a crowd!

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  12. Love your market painting! So fun!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. Love the quick sketches! Useful for giving your brain a break, too.

    Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston)

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  14. The quick sketches are wonderful - I haven't done any of these in a while - you are right. They are great practice - and good to look at!!

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  15. Your sketches are so close to real life...I enjoyed them a lot

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  16. these are great sketches-you make it sound so easy but I know it takes a lot of practice-smething I'm not sure I have the patience for-yet :)

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  17. Lovely drawings as always! :)

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  18. Thanks everyone for dropping by and for your encouragement :).

    Evelyn

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  19. How on earth can you draw standing up and getting jostled! What equipment do you have with you...a pen and colored pencils and paper??? Wonderful post1

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