This sketch will always be very special. It’s my first sketch outside in a public place and not from the comfort of my car or kitchen! My arty friend and I escaped our children for the morning and went to the V&A in London.
After having a good look around at this amazing museum and summing up the courage we found our perfect sketching spot. Even though people were walking around, I didn’t feel awkward or nervous as I was so deeply focused on getting my lines straight. I have to admit I even did the artist thing of stretching my arm with my pencil so I can get my measurements right!
Now, when I see this sketch I can remember exactly what I was doing, how I was feeling, the music that was playing and sounds I was hearing. I guess being able to remember these small details makes sketching everything around you especially out in the real world so special and addictive! I am hoping to step out into the real world with my sketchbook a lot more.