These people seemed to be having a very nice conversation at lunchtime.The relationship between the forms of the two ladies reflects their real-life interaction
Another encounter in the cafe:
This was an efficient waiting room. I had to sketch very quickly.
The little girl was very difficult to draw. She was always moving, trying to get her tiny denim jacket in the right position to keep her warm. She must have been too cold to read or to look through picture books. Mom wasn’t too long reading her own books though. The child warmed up quickly.
I first noticed this gentleman’s haircut. His head was shaved on the sides; the hair on the top of his head was longer and shaped like a peak. I noticed one sandal on the floor and the man’s toes visible on the chair under his other leg.
I flipped through a book about sketching on the go. Each drawing spanned two pages of a hard-bound sketch book. I decided to do that from this point on. I’ve noticed a couple of things since I started using that format: 1) There is a lot more space to draw; 2) Figures are larger and […]
I don’t know the actual relationship among the people I portrayed below. It just seemed that one was the niece and the others were her aunts. I hope I caught the relationship as I saw it.
Yesterday, I posted a series of small, quick studies of a young lady reading her cell phone in a waiting room. Below is a more careful sketch of the same person.
Most of my sketches are one-shot deals: I work on one portrait at a time, complete with mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes are so dense, it is difficult to obtain a satisfactory drawing. I drew several iterations of a girl in the waiting room, which I present below:
There was an interesting gathering in the cafe. They were reading. I don’t know if they were writers, but it was fun watching them interact. I briefly placed each figure to get a sense of space. THEN a very large man blocked about half the view. But I kept drawing anyway.