After our holiday at the coast, we drove back to Johannesburg, and on the stretch from Kidds Beach to Bloemfontein where we stopped for the night, I tried to sketch some of the scenes from little towns that we passed through. Very hard! Picking a subject from a distance away, staring at it with pencil hovering, no sooner did I look down to start drawing than it was gone and behind me. I quickly gave up trying to put colour on with Inktense crayons, except here and there where it made a strong impression - red, pink and orange seem to be popular choices in rural areas! There were a lot of old people walking, and when we got to the towns, standing in long queues. We eventually worked out it must have been pension payout day.
Sketchcrawl March 2014
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