|2/18/13 Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor, Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook|
This week’s Urban Sketchers Flickr Group weekly theme, “Sketching Nemesis,” is one that was inspired by my own blog posts about how I have been trying to improve my sketches of cars by forcing myself to draw them regularly. At some point, I made a loose commitment (how’s that for an oxymoron) to sketch at least one car a week. When I read the weekly theme, I remembered that I didn’t sketch a car at all last week and felt a pang of guilt. So I went out this afternoon and sketched four in one composition (and actually several more in the background) to make up for it.
But there was a little more to this otherwise mundane sketching adventure. When I sit in my car to sketch, I like to listen to jazz and NPR news on the radio. I was about 40 minutes into my sketch when the radio suddenly died. What the heck…? I started fiddling with the radio knob when – uh-oh. I realized I had left the headlights on, so it wasn’t just my radio that was dead.
Fortunately, Allstate Roadside Assistance came to my rescue! And what did I do while I waited for my jump start to come? Finished my sketch, of course, and then sketched some more.