I just got back from a week’s vacation at Disney World. The fun and inspiration greatly out-weight the walking and standing in line. I thought I’d try to use a sketchbook like a camera. Sketching time would be constrained by many distractions, and I expected roughs, but I was in the mood to experiment.
I used a mini-sketchbook that my wife gave me some months ago. Most sketches were under a minute while slowly walking in queues, or sitting for a bit, waiting for the family to decide what to do next. Others were done while waiting for a table, under calmer circumstances. It was fun, and I ended up with images of memories that will be treasured.
I posted a few here, but the rest can be seen in this FLICKR SLIDESHOW, which I recommend to view with the descriptions option on. But I think its better to view the SET at your own pace. Stories of each sketch are included in the flickr posts.
I hope you enjoy these rough little images. My take on this experiment: You loosen up your sketching muscles under not-so-ideal settings. Using a sketchbook like a camera is a hard proposition, but it stretches your capacity just like exercise!
Oh yeah… I thought I would draw Mickey Mouse, but the thought of seeing Muppets at a Disney attraction was so different, that I chose the little green guy. After all, not all great characters come from Disney. (This one was done at the Hollywood Studios’ Muppets 3D attraction. I liked it when it was still MGM. Not that I don’t like it now, but too much exposure too Disney characters can be weird, especially when I see cute Disney cartoons depicted a-la Star Wars. I didn’t digest that fact too well. I guess the Disney-ing of Marvel is next, eh? Remember that times change, but inspiration can be found anywhere.
Thanks for visiting, and have a great art day/night!