Greetings from Cape Town! - Hola fellows sketchers! We are Lizette Liebenberg and Peter Sutherland from Cape Town, South Africa. We absolutely adore Barcelona (this is our third tri...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"I started sketching seriously about three years ago, in late 2005. I'd always assumed I knew how to draw but realized I didn't do much of it. I love how drawing from life realigns my engagement with my surroundings. Field sketching is a lot like what I imagine meditation to be like — the wiring in my brain switches around. Parts I usually keep on switch off, parts I can't consciously activate start working. And of course I notice details about people, plants, buildings, light and color that I never would have otherwise.
Then, at the end of it all, I get a drawing to show off! It's a pretty good deal.
Sometimes I go out planning to draw, but generally I just try to keep a sketchpad with me whenever I can. I draw in offhand moments, in leftover time — while waiting for a train, eating a lonely lunch, or hanging out at a bar or coffeeshop. A lot of my best sketches tend to happen when I should be doing something else."
• Jason's blog: Gas Water Nothing.
• Jason's art on Flickr.