It's been too hot to draw anywhere outside other than the swimming pool! So I did this sketch of a sunbather at the pool.
It was a beautiful but hot day, so I decided to draw and paint at the swimming pool. I wasn't sure I'd finished coloring this piece when it was time to leave, but maybe less is more?
Here's a picture of the piece after I'd finished drawing, with just one thin wash of watercolor on one part of the roof. I love drawing architecture! If the weather stays this hot, I may draw this building a lot this summer.
It's so fun to sketch at the swimming pool! It's relaxing and never too hot. Today was rather cloudy, but this lifeguard still had a few swimmers to watch.
I went swimming today, and I noticed this group of women by the baby pool. One dad did show up for a brief time, but other than him it was all women. I did this quick pen-and-watercolor sketch of the scene.
I wandered around in the heat looking for a spot to paint, got overheated, and decided to go swim instead. Fortunately I had my pens and watercolors with me! I did a few quick sketches and watercolors in my sketchbook. Here's a page from the book -- with a couple of doodles edited out.
The highlight of this swim practice was when the coaches insisted that little kids demonstrate dance moves while standing on the starter block. It was so cute! But dancers are tough to draw, so I focused instead on the coaches, who mostly stayed still.
I spent the afternoon at the pool and did some sketching and watercoloring. Apologies for the glare in this first photo. I can't re-take the photograph because I accidentally blotted the picture after I photographed it! So this will have to do.
I did an ink wash sketch, using blue ink, of a woman sitting at the pool.
And a lifeguard. It's a bit out of proportion, but it's still kind of fun.
My family and I took a 4-day trip to Disney World in Florida, complete with a side trip to see the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios. Great fun! Also exhausting! I didn't have much time to draw, but I did do a couple of sketches on my iPad. I forgot my Apple pencil, so I had to draw with my finger. Here's a view of the hotel pool from above:
And here's a sketch of a coffee maker in the hotel room.