|2/25/13 Platinum Sepia ink, Platinum Carbon wash, Zig markers, watercolor|
It’s only Monday, so I decided to get my car-sketching exercise over with early in the week. After stopping at the library’s Green Lake branch, I drove toward the west side of the lake and pulled into a parking lot (though a different one from the one where my car battery died last week, just in case bad car battery jujus lingered).
After a cold and breezy morning, the sun came out, so the lake was crowded with walkers, and the lot was fairly full. Twice when I targeted a car and started to sketch, its owner came by and drove away. (When Peggy and I were sketching the Ballard Centennial Bell Tower together a while back, she remarked that the surest way to make a car go away was to start sketching it.) Three’s a charm, and this silver Subaru stayed put long enough for me to finish the sketch. (Though barely – I was still scribbling shadows when it drove away, so I had to paint from memory.)