Monday, June 10, 2013
Sketchbook - Cincinnati
After Illustrator Lunch last week Christina, Jeb, and I crossed over to the "other side" and sketched Cincinnati from Riverside Drive in Covington (that's Kentucky for all you out-of-towners). It was a beautiful day and we got right down to work. Christina sketched the Roebling Suspension Bridge while Jeb and I sketched the Cincinnati skyline (check back soon because I will link to theirs when they post them).
This was not one of my favorite sketches and at one point I considered not posting it, but I think it's important to accept not every one will be a masterpiece (unless, of course, you are Christina). After I added the watercolor I felt it turned around a bit and I started to even like its "naive" illustrator look. I have begun to understand that that is the look that comes out of me. It is what happens when I put a pencil in my hand without the aid of Illustrator or Photoshop and it may not be perfect, but it is apparently "my style". And I love when I see other people's imperfect styles, so why not love mine?