Sketching at Aqui, my local grocery store

Sketching at Aqui, my local grocery store - student project

As promised, I took my DIY sketchbook, the was the demo for this class, to my local grocery store.  I began by sketching the outside of Aqui from the drivers seat in my car.

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The next sketch was done in the produce department of the store.

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Having used a bit too much water in my enthusiasm to play, the sketch was taking a long time to dry.

Sketching at Aqui, my local grocery store - image 3 - student projectEven after clipping it to my shopping bag and taking it for a stroll around the store, the paper was still damp ... and ... I was hungry for my vegan plant balls on spaghetti squash that awaited me at home.  I paid for my veggies and strolled out of the store.

Next day I returned with only my sketchbook, fountain pen and a few watercolor markers.

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Before adding ink lines.

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After adding ink lines.

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Before adding watercolor marker

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After adding watercolor marker

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I found myself totally entertained by the droopy leaves of the Baby Bok Choy.  The leaves had been so perky the previous day.  When I stop to sketch, I notice so much more and my imagination is sparked to travel along new pathways.

A few more sketchbooks made with just one folded piece of paper:

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Grid Paper

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Grid paper

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Shopping Bag

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Plain white paper.

Here's a link to the short video I made of sketching in the car and in Aqui with ink and watercolor on the first day. 

Chris Carter
artist, illustrator and explorer
Teacher