|10" x 7", ink & watercolor in Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook|
Even though I had done several other sketches of the restaurant (here and here), I decided to do just one more when I saw our birds-eye view and the huge hanging globe lights. It was nice to draw from a different view point. I whipped out this quick sketch before our smiling waitress delivered my piping hot pizza.
I snapped a picture before I dove into my pizza, so I could add color to the page at home. I'd rather get something down on paper and finish it later than to tell myself there isn't enough time to do a whole painting, so I won't even pull out my sketchbook and pen. I would have missed out on a lot of great sketches if I had been compulsive about finishing things on location.
Also, sketching while waiting for your meal to arrive, when everyone else is scarfing down bread and butter, saves a lots of calories!