Sketchbooks are usually the best of most artists. Nothing refined or redrawn to look better, just impromptu and honest. I could have taken fifty photographs of this place and none of them would mean to me what this one sketch does. I can remember the mood, the light and time of day. Everything about a drawing comes rushing back as I flip through pages of my sketch books.
This is a place in the Uintah mountains of Utah that I love to stay. There is something wonderful about standing near a waterfall. The main fall is beautiful, but my favorite part is this smaller waterfall nestled in the trees on the other side.
I sometimes sketch with highlighters and a black marker. They are easy and spontaneous, but the highlighters will fade over time if the books are left open. This sketch is twelve years old, I punched up the color just a bit, but it is still fairly vibrant.