I love drawing outside! Yesterday, we took advantage of the sunshine in Riverside and wend down to UCR Botanic Gardens. The gardens are not super busy, there’s plenty of space, and it has this sort of relaxing hideaway type atmosphere so it’s easily of my favorite places to visit. Some flowers are just starting to bloom and it was so lush and green – my brain just goes on vacation when I’m there.
I drew some not quite in bloom lilac flowers and a very colorful rose. To draw outdoors, all I brought with me were sketching supplies: 2 pencils, 2 erasers, a sharpener, and a sketchbook. You don’t really need much else. If you want the sketch to look more finished, simply take a reference photo and fill in the colors later at home. What’s your favorite (outdoor!) place to draw? Let me know in the comments!
Ok, so apparently it’s National Pancake Day this week and National Pig Day today. I don’t know who comes up with these holidays, but I’m not complaining! While I totally missed the pancake train, I am jumping on the piggie bandwagon today and sharing my pig-themed favorites. (I sincerely hope there’s a day for foxes because the only animal I like better than pigs are foxes.)