Today’s guest blog post is by Jane LaFazio, one of the teachers in our Beginning kourse. Here, she shares one of the great side benefits of sketching on location.
I visited Charleston, South Carolina for the first time this year. I went on a carriage tour around the city to familiarize myself with the town and its history. The next day, I found a spot along the sidewalk across from the 200-year old City Market, where all the horse-drawn carriages stop to pick up passengers. I knew I’d have plenty to sketch.
In the time I sat there drawing, I learned about the horses, their gear, the tourists, the sweetgrass baskets. I even met the inventor of the “Greenhorse Equine Sanitation” system!
Because I took a little time to draw on location, it all helped me understand and enjoy Charleston on a deeper level. That probably wouldn’t have happened if I’d just snapped a photo and moved on.
Want to learn more about sketching on location and keeping a sketch journal on your vacations? Check out our next kourse, Urban Sketching.