This is an example of a blind drawing. By definition, blind drawing is uncontrolled by feedback. One looks only at the subject, when drawing blind. Profiles and backs of heads are much easier to render faithfully than frontal views of the face.
These clouds are scattered deeply and widely. The feathery ones at the left seem to be very high up, while the puffy ones appear to be closer to the ground.
There was a lot going on in the sky when I took this picture. Placing it within a quasi-musical notation framework anchors it, in a way.
There is a waiting area for sick people inside the waiting room at my doc. We have to wear masks. But we do have a view of where the others get to wait. This is a sketch of a woman at the counter from inside the sick room.
I have sketched this group many times (Discussion Group with Mother and Child, Discussion Group and Laptop, Discussion Group and Man with Displaced Head), but don’t remember capturing all of them on one page. I exercised a bit of care in trying to get everyone together at once. Spacing still needs a bit of work.
I’ve never seen this pattern in the sky. I have seen it before, however, on the beach. Receding water of the ocean often leaves this design on the shore. Perhaps the same action was taking place in the sky, with the wind assuming the role of the sea, and the cloudy mist playing the sand.
I translated this sky-scape into the realm of musical notation. I wonder what a puffy whole note would sound like.
Sketching in the exam room is not something I do every day; I wouldn’t recommend it. The procedure was really interesting to watch. I wanted to make a visual note of the experience. Therefore I would characterize my sketch more as a visual reminder than a drawing.
I captured the top and bottom of a cloud bank. I love the intermediate tones of gray within the mass of clouds.
Even though the wait in a waiting room seems interminable, patients do get called in. The trick, as a sketcher, is to choose a subject that has a long wait, or whose time in one place can be predicted. The gentleman on the right was getting ready to leave, so I had a good idea […]