Last week we took a trip to a local park. Knowing the sun would be shining my husband grabbed his camera. I like taking pictures, but on this day we were stepping away from screens and seeing as my phone is my main camera, I decided to embrace the challenge and view the park from another perspective: my sketch pad.
I took a drawing class in college and really enjoyed the challenge. We worked with a variety of mediums but my favorite tool for drawing is still a pencil, preferably one without an eraser. With a change in pressure or angle you can recreate a variety of textures and patterns. When you draw without an eraser, it forces you to work with what you have, to be intentional with each and every moment when lead meets paper. Each time my husband pulled out his camera, I pulled our my sketch pad and documented something in my view: the foliage, wildlife, people passing by.
This is my sketch of what I now know as "horsetail," yet will fondly remember as "chevron-asparagus plant."