I was invited to the launch of the Big Screen in Wimbledon Town Centre yesterday, lured by offer of strawberries and cream! I’d drawn there last year after dropping off a piece of artwork nearby and knew it would be a good opportunity to sketch people as they milled around and watched the tennis.
Last year I only managed to do the drawing there, adding the colour at home, so this time after I’d stood at the back drawing, I managed to nab a deckchair and add some watercolour finishing it on location. I still haven’t mastered the art of using watercolour standing up – any tips? The screen is funded by local traders, supported by the enthusiastic ‘Love Wimbledon’ team and if you are in London over the next two weeks and can’t get tickets for the real thing, it’s a good place to go and soak up a little of the Wimbledon atmosphere for free.