View Full Version : Sketching while waiting

08-13-2012, 02:46 PM
Sketching while waiting what or who? Sketching while waiting is always something good in my humble opinion for several reasons. At least two.
First of all you kill the time in a very fashionable way. You just not kill the time while texting messages on the phone with your lover or watch bad tv shows in the waiting rooms. You are killing the time sketching and itís a stylish way, makes feel you better that all the other waiter so the time will fly in flick of a switch. http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif
Second sketching while waiting means that you are exercising even in the most impossible and under a certain amount of stress caused by the waiting. So it means that also that probably you can have fun while other people is going boring, or worst, reading ugly gossip and torn pages, or smoking a cigarette or sweating under the bus stop. And sketching can be done with minimal equipment, even a toothpick burned with fire over a cash receipt.
This is a quick example, I was sketching to kill the time while we was awaiting the Express Courier for an important delivery (a new Moleskine Journal http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif ). I was awaiting at the side of the street so to kill some time I switched on sketching mode and I used an almost exhausted (sigh!) Sigma Pen to make these. I think pictures this time will speak more than thousand words.
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-awaiting-in-the-car-02.jpg (http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/sketching-while-waiting/sketching-awaiting-in-the-car-02/)
A closer look of this ugly doodle called sketching poorly under the hot sunÖ
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-awaiting-in-the-car-03.jpg (http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/sketching-while-waiting/sketching-awaiting-in-the-car-03/)
By the way today we are in the first day of our vacation so better to make some homework, some services all around so to free us from all the incumbency. And tomorrow we will leave for Rome. http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif Oh yeah.
So today was also a day of waiting, so I am sketching these bad+ugly sketching in shopping mall. Time killer again in action. Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (http://www.dickblick.com/products/sakura-pigma-micron-pen/) and a small Hanemuhle travel journal (http://www.hahnemuehle.com/prod/en/198/279/travel-journals-travel-booklets.html).
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/skething-shoes-on-the-shoe-shop.jpg (http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/sketching-while-waiting/skething-shoes-on-the-shoe-shop/)
But this afternoon we had the real time to chill and to relax in the park and we seated in a nice and comfortable wooden seat. I started sketching horrible things. And so I waited fr something better. Woah. A big black guy caught my attention. He was with other people, but he never talked, he was never involved by that white people and he was without any doubt a lonely person within other ones. And all my happy thoughts were disappeared thinking about these migrants coming here from bad sides of the world having a lot of hard times. Just asking for a smile. I work for an international organization, and I know. Ok we are talking about sketching not about social. http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif
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Here itís evening and Iíve luggage that awaits me, ready to go in Caput Mundi. I will try to make some good sketching and posting since from there.

08-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Waiting time = sketching time. Always a good idea. Have fun on your vacation. Looking forward to seeing new sketches from you.

Joan T
08-13-2012, 09:20 PM
I hope you are planning to sketch in Rome too! I enjoy seeing what you do.Have a great time!

08-13-2012, 09:38 PM
I do not think you doodle is ugly at all!!! You captured that street very well, the essence of it. Nice sketches.

08-14-2012, 03:59 AM
Going to Rome without going for sketching not for me.
There is a lot!! Cheers!!