Quick! Sketch Faster!!

8:51 AM

Chili's Ballerina
Watercolor and Copic® Ink Multiliner
in Scrap/Scratch Paper Sketchbook
I happen to have my scrap/scratch sketchbook out and open the other day when this young lady came in for lunch at Chili's. She was a live wire.....at first. When they all sat down, she was up on her knees, bouncing around like she was on a trampoline, chattering a mile a minute. By the time I finished capturing the few details I could, she had sunk! All I could see of her was the very tip top of her head over the back of bench! 

I would have loved to have captured some of her tutu as it was pink and frothy and full of sequins, but it wasn't to be. The sketch above was done over about 10 minutes and is really a conglomeration of poses as she wasn't still more than 10 seconds at the time. I don't think her age comes across in this as she was maybe 4 years old. How I aged the back of her head I don't know, but the sketch makes her look older—to me.  

Two things that dawned on that day were a) if I hadn't had my sketchbook out and open this sketch probably wouldn't have happened and b) I need to make a more focused effort to be prepared for "moments" like this! They're too much fun to miss!


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