Arcade games in the Top Town Arcade - Saying it like that makes it seem like the perfect place for Play2Win to be in town. As I was drawing and painting, people seemed to come in waves. I'd say it was before and after the times at the movies, which in New Plymouth is just an escalator ride upstairs.
If you've ever been to Peggy Gordons and thought that you may have had too many, don't worry. It's the building... NOT YOU! The toilet is in what used to be a vault. That door really IS that heavy. So have another.
Even though I'm sketching at the Moturoa shops, this really is just a sketch of this awesome tree on the top of the hill.
It seems that everyone from Taranaki that is on Instagram was at the Sunflower Meadow in the last few weeks. Since I also had those qualifications, I grabbed my sketchbook and checked it out too. While I was there I hammered out a pen sketch. It seemed like a good idea to colour it on the weekend that the rain flooded Auckland. It actually was pretty cool to be in a field of sunflowers (and bees).
Here's the second one that I did on the garden festival weekend but only just decided to watercolour it too. It was a breezy day and I found myself at this picnic area overlooking a stream that was out of the wind. After sketching this one, I noticed that this garden had a place where you could get scones with jam and cream. Will draw for food!
I had seen that Theory Food was setting up a pop-up cafe in one of the gardens for the GardenFest. Of course I had to go and try all the cakes. While I was there, I hammered out a sketch too. I just used a pen, on location. Later, after it was sitting in my sketchbook for a while, I decided to give it the watercolour treatment on a rainy weekend.
The people at the Eat a Rainbow Foundation took over part of a bar for a fundraiser. They supply meals for families who are caring for someone in a health emergency. www.earf.org.nz
Sampling custom cocktails is a fun way to help. I also did a quick stealth sketch from the sidelines. Shoutout to the people from Idyllic, for the chat and doing a great job on their website.
This one was done a couple of months ago on a weekend in Whanganui. I used my fountain pen and I thought the drawing was okay but didn't post it. On a rainy weekend at home, I remembered I had some grey markers. I gave them a try and it seems more finished now.
Here's another drawing of this robot that I love from this 1970's. I also draw it the way I want to; it's not quite the same in the cartoon. I like his feet to be a little more exposed and dangerous. Bonus School Holiday Activity: Spot 5 differences!