Today, on my way to a jazz jam session (where I had planned to do some sketching, including my first attempt at sketching a person), my truck died. While waiting for my husband to come get me I sat inside it and sketched. This was with my mittens on, holding the pen the way I hold a paintbrush.
If you look close you'll see I even drew the top of the sketchbook - it's at the bottom of the steering wheel.
My husband's comment on this drawing was "It needs more style". When asked to explain he said it would be better if I made everything too long or too short or skewed so the mistakes in detail wouldn't be so noticeable. Interesting comment. I'd been thinking there were too many details and I might have been better off concentrating on darks and lights. But, darks and lights work out better with charcoal and this was done with an extra fine point gel pen. Besides, the interior of my truck is black so it would have been darks and not-quite-so-dark darks.
So, no jazz jamming for me this weekend. Fortunately there's another one in a different place next weekend.