Just discovered a wonderful artist who has several cafe interior watercolor sketches. The image above is by Liz Steel from Sydney, Australia. This is her favorite tea room, can’t you just feel how active this shop is from her sketch? In this image there are several points of view. If you look closely, you will see in the foreground an intimate view of a chair and pillows, along with the tea and snacks. In the background there is a view of customers in the cafe and on the top right corner there is a floor plan. Now this is an image that tell a story!
Here is another interior cafe watercolor. Her blog is called Liz & Borromini, The Sketching Adventures of Liz Steel and Borromini Bear.
It is important when learning hand drawing to allow yourself to practice and play around as you explore your own technique. I am appreciating how Liz uses her sketches to learn about her subject with informal doodling before taking time to complete a more finished image. I find this sketch book page really does feel like she is on a sketching adventure. What about bring this attitude of adventure, play and exploring to your sketching time? Be sure to check out her other drawings on her blog.