But this illustrator made a hurry to "Rookwood Cemetery open day". We, Sydney Sketch Club planned to meet up. (*all my sketches are A4.)
The event includes a parade, a bus tour, heritage tours, birc-a-brac, grave digging demonstrations, entertainment, etc. All money raised, goes towards restoration projects within the Cemetery.
In the parade, a horse-drawn hearse carrying a coffin interested me most. Wow, gorgeous.
There, the most cute and lovely character was this old bicycle riding gentleman with a lorikeet! Isn't he charming? I played up the guy's personality in the sketches. Other people around me said, "It's him! It's him!" I want to develop him more in a studio!!
Also, white doves were released twice. May peace be on people and the earth.
Traditional dancing was a very much fun. All the people were in retro costumes.The mood and movements fascinated me very much.
Sketching always inspires me. Light brush strokes in a quick movement make interesting references for illustration. Personally, I try to keep a light-hearted movement in a studio as well.
However, illustration needs to match a text. So, I do not want to fall in a pit, "one trick pony style." Like above uploaded, I enjoy a caricature style, too. Broad repertoire is one of my life long goals.
When the event was over, I sketched the cemetery. "How to live each moment," is my concern.
"Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done" --- Goethe.
I hope myself to live this moment fully with joy. (*I tell myself, "Everyday is my birthday!")
Friends, Happy Painting! Enjoy sketching!!