As promised yesterday, I worked on the sketch of Caity's graduation to finish it today. This is about 11 x 7 done on sketch paper, not watercolor paper. We got to the college at 8am to get good seats for the ceremony...and we were in the second row behind the graduates. Because we were there so early I had a lot of time to sketch this out before the ceremony started. I started with the building and the tent over the stage. Then I did the stairs and the wall. I left room (too much I think) for where the graduates would be seated. I painted the areas I had sketched. When the graduates and the faculty and honorees came in I quickly sketched that in pencil and then put the sketch away. I wanted to be able to watch the ceremony. Today I inked the graduates and the people on stage and finished painting it. I tried to include Caity's question on her graduation cap, but it is really too tiny to see it.
Here is a photo my brother took of us waiting for the graduation to start. You can see me in the turquoise jacket sketching.