It’s sketchwalk once again.
And this time, I’m trying to persuade my girlfriend to sketch with me.
It’s not the first time that I invited her.
She declines everytime. 😀
Will I be able to persuade her this time?
Sketchwalk starts at 9am. But as early as 7am, there’s been a few drizzles experience through out Cebu area.
Probably because of the low-pressure area somewhere near Cebu. (or is it a typhoon already?)
I was able to captivate my girlfriend to join this event.
I’ve been inviting her since last year. But she always decline.
I could say I am lucky this time because I was able to make her interested to join the event.
What is it that I did to make her join?
Did I say a magic word that time?
Is it something she ate?
Did she smell my armpit? Turning the smell into magical perfume luring her into the event?
I don’t have to analyze that much because I am excited for this sketchwalk.
…seeing the weather at 7am…those few rain showers…makes me think that the weather is not cooperating with me.
My armpit smell isn’t enough to control the weather afterall. (What kind of mutant power is that?)
In The Boxing Ring
Early morning breakfast………..
………..and in this gloomy weather.
She said today’s not a good day to sketch.
Oh no…she must’ve changed her mind.
Or maybe changed her decision?
Decided not to join?
(and my mind says: “waaaaaaaaah…It’s like she’s hitting me with a good straight punch.”)
Trying to regain my composure, I replied: “It’s okay. We can still sketch.”
This is like boxing….trying to recover after being hit by a strong punch.
“It’s raining. You can’t sketch while it’s raining.”
There goes the second punch!!!
A few punch more and I will be knocked down.
“We can sketch somewhere with a roof.”, I replied. Like trying to shield from her punch.
What a relief! Silence is golden indeed.
Off We Go
Breakfast is over. We went outside.
And it’s still raining. Tsk!
I feel like the weather’s smirking at me, mocking at me. Telling me my plans doesn’t work.
And then my girlfriend said: “You should cancel this sketchwa…..”
But before she could finish, I was able to call a cab.
And with a snap of a finger, we were already inside the taxi.
Talking about timing! 🙂
Inside the taxi, we are laughing. This is because of the local radio program telling jokes.
In fact, even the taxi driver is laughing too.
I guess that sets the mood.
That sets her mood.
I’m back on track.
Victory In Small Steps
We arrive in the Cathedral.
It’s still drizzling, but in small amount.
Being in the vicinity makes us both excited to sketch.
In fact, she dragged me to an area where there is a nice view of the Cathedral for sketching.
Her interest in this event grew up. A victory in small amount.
And believe me, it makes me happy.
We roam around for a bit until I saw one Urbansketcher named Xericho sitting in the main entrance.
(Photo by escaliver)
He’s already sketching by the time we arrived.
He pointed that there are already people sketching around.
And yes, I saw someone standing beneath a tree or something to shield from the drizzle.
He’s in his car. Sketching.
It’s a clever idea, though.
(Story of Urbansketchers February sketchwalk is here in this link.)
And since it was still drizzling, we went inside the Cathedral.
Sitting on those long typical Cathedral chairs.
She said she wanted to sketch outside.
But we can’t because it’s still drizzling.
I took out my sketchbook and started sketching the altar.
She saw what I did, and she started sketching too.
I am happy we are sketching together. 🙂 That is already a victory in itself.
We were not able to finish our sketch because we can’t clearly see the details of the altar.
It was dimly lit.
So we went outside again. Checking the weather.
The drizzling stopped already.
Thank you Mr.Weather for acknowledging my victory.
Having her sketch with me is already a victory in itself.
What am I talking about. Looks like I’m talking to myself. Me and my imagination.
We went outside and sit on a small cement formation on one parking space.
The little tree near us makes a small shield in case the drizzle comes back.
And yes, we sketch happily.
(Photo by escaliver)
When she looked at my sketch, she got angry (in a good way).
She asked me how come my sketch is better than hers. (haha)
And I said, no, mine is never any better than yours. Both our sketches are good.
And then she said in a joking manner that my sketch sucks a few years ago.
And we laughed.
She mentioned she sketch better than me way back.
Full of enthusiasm she said to me, “I will surpass you”.
She was challenged. And her interest in sketching rises.
And that was a good thing. I’m happy.
Ends With A Gratitude
When we went home that day, she texted me.
Her message is about our sketching.
She said she’s thankful to me for igniting her interest in sketching.
It’s been awhile that she’s involved into art and sketching.
And it is in this sketchwalk that her interest in sketching went back. Ignited again.
In fact, she’s watching YouTube videos while texting me.
Watching about perspective and other sketching tutorials.
That’s how interested she becomes.
I feel happy.
Somehow, I was able to place a small influence into her.
How small it may be, it still gives a bigger impact on the overall picture.
Will the enthusiasm continues?
Will she participate on the next sketchwalk?
Find out on our next sketchwalk. (to be blogged soon.)