Top 7 Places to Practice Sketching

If we only look around, there are plenty of places for us to practice sketching.  Let me suggest a few top choices of mine.

1. Cafés

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Sketch of a get-together in the Black Mocha Café Turramurra
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This is on top of the list, because there are always plenty of models to choose.  You sit in your comfortable chair, sipping your coffee or tea, and get to pick whoever catches your eye.

2. Home (yours or other people’s)

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Sketch of my brother who was ordered to clean the dishes
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Sketch of my mom video chatting on iPad
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What do people do when they’re home?  Watch TV?  Video calling on iPad?  And how does a teenager look when he is ordered to clean the dishes?

3. In Your Car

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I sketched my 4-year-old who fell asleep in the backseat.  But you can look around, and sketch a building, the landscape, or even other cars in the car park.  Why not?

4. In an Art Gallery or Museum

 

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Obviously, you can make studies of the paintings, sculptures or other objects exhibited.  But have you tried to draw the people who come to see the exhibition?

5. Outside Your Local Supermarket

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There are often little machines where you put in a coin for your kids to enjoy a ride.  Why not pay the $2 to make the kids laugh and buy yourself a minute to sketch them before they jump off?

6. On the Train

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Once upon a time, I used to put on my office clothes and take the train every morning to get to work.  Now I get to anything I like, everyday, and sketch people on the way to work.

7. In the Park

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Moms take their kids to local parks after school.  Do you want to sketch us?

What is your favorite or an unconventional place to practice sketching?

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 Top 7 Places to Practice Sketching

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