The curbs in San Francisco are very appealing to a street photographer.
Blind drawing relies on the hand guiding the pen to negotiate detailed facial contours.
I sketched this on New Year’s Day. My blind drawing technique served me well when transcribing the rightmost young woman’s hair: the outline is accurate. However, it looks more like a mushroom cloud than a hairdo. Possibly, the addition of interior detail would disguise this visual association. The ball cap on the man on the […]
A photographer is, by definition, an observer. Good photographers observe keenly. One of the fun parts of street photographer is the quest for visual puns, such as the one below. The space in front of the pickup truck is labeled ‘compact’, and yet it is huge. Is it for compact stretch limos? Did someone forget […]
I shot this for its geometric properties, or should I say geometric awkwardness.
I concentrated on the outlines of these two women. I do get sidetracked while drawing some sketches. For example, I start on a shoe and follow its edge along the outside of the leg; then I go back and noodle with the inner edge. I do this sometimes, section by section. In the sketch below, […]
The only discomfort here was in me. Can you see it in the drawing? They seemed to be doing fine.
Long line and dash, written on the the sky. Those pesky, earthbound details did combine, however to give me a portrait when dimension collapsed.
I drew the anxious man anxiously and the calm person calmly.
I noticed the draped electrical cord outside the window. I took this photo at Christmastime. It illustrates one of the techniques used to connect decorative lighting to a power source. I liked the curve of the wires and the fact that it was visually contained in a grid of sorts. The images in each cell […]