I ordered art supplies that arrived yesterday and was excited to try them out during my morning coffee shop drawing tradition. I packed my new 24-color Pelikan opaque watercolor set along with a beautiful new size 16, synthetic sable-haired brush. I arrived at the coffee shop, opened my bag, and realized that I forgot my sketchbook. Ugh. Being resourceful I grabbed the local San Diego CityBeat magazine and opened it up. I busted out the pen and started drawing. There was something liberating and spontaneous about rendering on the newsprint. I also enjoyed negotiating with the existing type and advertisements. A good experience.
Raven Skull (Ball-point pen, marker, and watercolor on newsprint, 10x8.5").