Tag Archives: France

Sunlight at Toulon’s Train Station

While we waited at the Toulon Train Station in France last week, I got two quick line sketches of the station from the last platform. My eye was caught by the light and shadows from the strong summer sun. Later … Continue reading

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Early Morning Wait at the Airport

The good thing about flight delays is the abundance of people to sketch. This is from the Nice Airport in France while waiting for the first leg of our flight home. The skylights flooded the waiting area with morning light … Continue reading

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Hiking through the Porquerolles Forest

Proquerolles has pine and acacia woods spread across the island, between its fields of olive and grape. This sketch is about the feeling of walking in one of these woods during the intense heat of July. Although the trees and … Continue reading

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At the Beach

All I did today was this one sketch- and a lot of tourist activities besides. I am working on showing light in the sea, that is, the reflections of the sky, the people and the waves. I did not yet … Continue reading

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Prepping for Tomorrow

The conference center where we are staying in France has very limited internet access. You have to go to an outside terrace next to a bar and then hope you are lucky and get a connection. This forces┬áme to write … Continue reading

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Backlit Figure

Because of the light here in Porquerolles, I found myself continuing to work on conveying brights. This sketch began as a simple line and wash drawing that I changed many times using Procreate. I worked through many versions of this … Continue reading

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People Watching

Sketching people is a form of people watching and what could be a better subject for a sketch that marks the completion of my first year of blogging?┬áToday is the anniversary of my first Deliberate Sketching post from 2015 and … Continue reading

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