With little time to sketch, what and the place do you sketch? That is what turns up in my sketchbook (apart from sketches of my chai cup and yard flowers): Sketches from the automobile, after I get to a gathering a few minutes early, or from a restaurant earlier than/after a meeting- all executed shortly, in quite simple dry media.
I benefit from the “no composing” side of those views, awkward juxtapositions and all. And, I’m particularly having fun with working largely with only a single black ink pen and a pencil.
Above: I add a blue ballpoint pen to the combo. Beneath:A little bit of coloured pencil.
This final sketch isn’t in easy media for lack of time. It’s as a result of I’m actually having fun with working like this.
I sketched this view of Roy’s Station in San Jose’s Japantown with Nishant Jain (aka The Sneaky Artist). It was enjoyable to attempt to see it by his eyes. And whereas I wasn’t watching him draw, I do know he’d see the sturdy framing and construction he would discover on this constructing. Listed below are his (high) and my (backside) sketches of the view.