So birding was out, and sketching on campus was out. I looked about for other sketching places, and stopped briefly at the original P-Patch gardens near the University Prep school.
Although I did a quick pen sketch there, it felt uninspired. I didn't particularly care for this spot as a sketch location -- it was hard to park close by, and access to the garden was difficult with a stroller. Oh, well.
Then I recalled there was a cemetery not too far away. And I had brought the toned paper along. Toned paper ought to work really well for statues, so I tootled on over there and strolled around until I found an angel statue to test this out on. Truman seemed concerned about this odd location.
After taking him for a short walk among the tombstones, I settled down to sketch.
That turned out nicely, if I do say so myself. I enjoyed it so much that the next day we went to a different cemetery where I found another angel statue to draw -- it didn't turn out quite so detailed, because the best vantage point was in the shade and I got chilly and didn't want to stay long, so rushed it a bit.
I'll have to get the Northend Urban Sketchers out to these places before it gets too cold to draw outside -- very interesting statuary that is the perfect subject matter for toned papers. I used waterproof black ink on the first drawing, and water-soluble brown ink on the second. A white gel pen was used for the highlights. Fun to do!