Yesterday morning I went downtown for a coffee and sat outside with my sketchbook.
Looking for a starting point for doing some drawing I decided against looking for something attractive or interesting and instead looked for the dumbest, most boring subject available; this parking meter.
The result of this exercise is that you draw simply to draw - You're not trying to make something beautiful. It breaks the ice and gets you started.
I wish I'd heard what happened to Brent - Caught just that one remark as two guys walked by.
July 30 2009 SF