Morning Workout

Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM

I have really enjoyed this wet weekend.  It hasn't been too cold and the rain not as threatening as was predicted.  After morning coffee with a slice of my wonderful homemade Portuguese Sweet Bread and a scrambled egg I headed off to the gym for a morning workout.  Along with my ipod, towel and water bottle I took my moleskine, W&N travel wc palette with Niji wc brush and my Lamy fountain pen.  After the workout I sat in the car for about 1/2 hour and began this sketch of the gym.  I wanted to be faithful to the structure but quickly realized I hadn't been as observant as I should have been.  So I thought I would then just concentrate on the shapes and then make the sketch 'pop' by adding bold colors.  I like it!!!


  1. Anonymous Says:

    What a great idea! Often I find I have to choose between sketching and exercise so this is a cool way to combine them. I remember one time sitting in the jacuzzi at the gym and wishing I could sketch all the interesting bodies around me. I'm sure they would have kicked me out for doing that though. I don't belong to that fancy "health club" anymore, just a convenient local gym.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I love these bright cheery colors. Good for you, for exercising _and_ sketching!

  3. Sharon Says:

    Beautiful, bright Southern California colors, Marta! My gym is not nearly as enticing...

  4. Anonymous Says:

    What a great sketch... I love the uncoloured drawing lines of the car, it adds a different interest to the sketch!

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