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Urban Sketching With My Son

I recently bought a book about Sketching structures. I love it and its so inspiring to start sketching of the things that you see around you. I miss being creative but I lost my muse and I am forever looking for her to go back. I think this book is that, a catalyst for me to draw again.

When we visited the Clifton Observatory I notice how simple the building is and would be a nice start for me to draw. So I took out the book (its always in my bag) and an ikea pencil from our recent trip there and started sketching the Observatory. My son joined in and we drew the structure together!

How our sketch turned out.

If you can see people. A kid in front of the Observatory and a mother holding a sandwich near the tree.
That is us putting a human element in the drawing. He posed for me and I posed for him! And we signed our name on it of course!

When we got home, I took a gray marker and added shadows on our drawing and sorted the window a bit & some dots too to show the brick finish.
I think its not bad for a first collab with my son!

And yes we are definitely doing this again, On our school run we are picking the next building to draw and how are we going to draw it!
Needless to say that this is not the last sketch of ours that you are going to see!

And hopefully we will get better and better every project.


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( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Kim Carberry
Jun. 10th, 2015 12:07 pm (UTC)
You are very talented....I wish I could draw like that x
Joyce Lansky
Jun. 10th, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
Wonderful art. You need to frame it!

indah nuria Savitri
Jun. 10th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
Love the sketches...you guys indeed talented. My daughter loves drawing so much but we haven't tried like one...
Cascia Talbert
Jun. 10th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful! You and your son are really talented. I don't think I could sketch like that. Have a great week.
alissa apel
Jun. 10th, 2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
That's so cool! I love this so much!
Jun. 10th, 2015 09:15 pm (UTC)
Good to encourage the budding artist! http://looseleafnotes.com
Cathy Winston
Jun. 11th, 2015 08:27 am (UTC)
What a lovely idea - I've always wished I could draw but I was very much put off by several sarcastic art teachers. Who knows, maybe one day I'll try something like this and see...
Jun. 11th, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
That's a brilliant collab. You are both very talented. What a fab thing to be able to do together! Elizabeth (www.wandermum.co.uk) #brilliantblogposts
Claire Potter
Jun. 11th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I love that you collaborated with your son - and the final picture with your tweaking is great!
The Quirky Parent)
Jun. 11th, 2015 11:58 pm (UTC)
This looks real great. I love drawing and can only imagine how much fun it must be doing it together with your kid
Jun. 12th, 2015 03:03 am (UTC)
This is brilliant Merlinda, it must be lovely to sit and sketch again x
Sara | mumturnedmom
Jun. 15th, 2015 01:09 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of a collaborative sketch. It's a great way to get a child involved, as often I find kids can get disheartened when they feel their picture isn't good enough and quickly lose interest. And I love your finished picture, you both have talent there!
Jun. 16th, 2015 03:18 pm (UTC)
Love it!
Great first attempt at urban sketching and now that you know you both enjoy it, look forward to seeing more. Nice that you added yourselves in and it's something you can both do wherever the inspiration takes you. Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements Jeannette @autismmumma
Jun. 16th, 2015 06:52 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic sketch. I love that this is something you did together x
Jun. 16th, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
Wow this is fantastic. Talent obviously runs in the family lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme
Jun. 17th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
I was very serious, Merlinda, this is gorgeous work.

Thanks for linking your art @ s~A(R)T~urday!
Morgan Prince
Jun. 17th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
What a great sketch Merlinda! You and your son are talented, I especially like the detail you added later. Brilliant. :)
Jun. 24th, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
Oh to be able to draw like you, Merlinda! I have zero talent when it comes to drawing, whereas you are clearly very good at it. So pleased that the book's got you into it again, look forward to seeing more x Thanks for sharing with #PaperyPeep
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