Sunday, June 3, 2012

Potomac Point WinePad

Potomac Point is one of the most lavish wineries I've visited in Virginia. It has a fresh new Mediterranean-style main building with many rooms for tastings and events. Outside, there is a wining and dining patio where you can consume fancy tapas food and cheese arrangements along with some excellent European-style dry wines. I made this drawing on the iPad on the iPatio, depicting the umbrellas, a greenish water fountain in the center, and a Roman-like brick wall with archway in the back. A blue bottle of Potomac Point's sweet white blend sits in an ice bucket in the foreground. 

The only problem with using the iPad outdoors on a brilliant sunny day is that light reflects off its shiny screen, so you can't quite see what you're drawing. I sometimes can use the plastic case lid as a sun blocker but due to the direction of the rays it wasn't possible here. Also, it's hard to hold a wine glass and draw on the iPad at the same time. Fortunately, I can't be arrested for drinking while drawing.

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, done on the iPad, June 2, 2012.

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