I found a process I like for sketching people. I use pencil first… not even a drawing pencil. I use a mechanical pencil with soft lead. As my subject shifts, I sketch the limbs in their changed position. Sometimes this happens several times. I use pen and ink to emphasize the strong lines and leave […]
This lady was dressed to the nines. She had an unusual hair style as well. Very ‘pencilgenic’ though.
Don’t you just hate it when the subject you are sketching, switches positions? My subject below was very fidgety. He moved to different positions. I did my best to keep up.
The color of the sidewalk is what struck me about this street-level design. I’m sure the pinkness is the original color, not a faded red. But it has a washed-out look to it, and yet the geometry is strong.
Walking around hallways on Valentine’s Day, I saw evidence of cupid’s fallen arrows.
The shingles in disarray caught my attention. The spikey trees in the background couldn’t be cropped away. But including them adds a needed visual element and a narrative.
I like the saturated colors in this shot. It was a soft day.
Most people who wait in waiting rooms look at their phones. Postures are similar but faces are different.
I took a break from sketching people to return to rendering inanimate objects. It’s much easier.
My first 15-minute sketching session yielded the figure below. The position of the man’s hand on his head was unique among the readers gathered in the cafe. I concentrated on posture in my next sketch session, trying to establish relative positions of limbs as quickly as possible. I wasn’t always quick enough, as in the […]