Beginning a sketch on my iPad

1 In the beginning Michael created the lines and the shapes. Michael saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Preliminary sketch for St. Martin's Square

How to look cool in public in 3 easy steps

1.   Download this image to your ipad and open it like you open a photo.
2.   Sit in a public place that has people walking by.
3.   Pretend like you are drawing the picture.

It works for me. At least a lot of people look at me when I draw in public.

Lots of people walked by as I was drawing this view of St. Martin’s Square this afternoon. I looked cool didn’t I? Darn, I knew I should have put on the shoes that matched my outfit. I don’t know about looking cool, but I have sure met many people this way. I like it when a brave soul walks up and says hello.

Today was chilly and sunny, a nice Fall day. The place in the drawing is St. Martin’s Square (Platz in German). Here is what the city says about it on their website: “The pretty “Martinsplatz” is the gateway to the old city. It is one of the loveliest open spaces in the City of Kaiserslautern.”  I won’t disagree. A few cafes ring the square, and one of the buildings is the former Hotel Zum Donnersberg, where Napoleon once ate breakfast. Hey, the United States has George Washington, Western Europe has Napolean. The reddish block building in the center is St. Martin’s Catholic Church. St. Martin Cafe is the blue blue building on the left. Trees are chestnuts.