Scrambled Faces

While the sketchbook is a place for practice, I devote most pages to portraits. Faces are an important aspect of portraits, but there are factors: gesture; posture; placement and surroundings, to name a few.  The sketch below is face-drawing practice.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Scrambled Faces

Scrambled Faces
Pen and Ink Sketch
10″x8″ 111# Moleskin Journal

Dark Grey Clouds with Bright Spot and Tiny Bird on Left

This photo does not exactly embody to the ‘decisive moment‘ concept as initiated by Henri Cartier Bresson. In fact I didn’t see the birdie until after I snapped the picture. I like the drama in the rest of the photo.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Dark Grey Clouds with Bright Spot and Tiny Bird on Left

Dark Grey Clouds with Bright Spot and Tiny Bird on Left
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Discussion Group and Laptop

The discussion group that I sketch frequently, gathers around 4 or 5 small tables pushed together. There are too many to draw in one sketch, so I divide them up. The sketch below is the right side of the assembly.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Discussion Group and Laptop

Discussion Group and Laptop
Pen and Ink Sketch
10″x8″ 111# Moleskin Journal

Tall Lady Painting a Model of a Head

I first saw this young lady on her way into the store. She was carrying this mannequin half-head. Later on I saw her in the cafe, face painting.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Tall Lady Painting a Model of a Head

Tall Lady Painting a Model of a Head
Pen and Ink Sketch
8″x10″ 111# Moleskin Journal

Traffic Arrow, Lamp Post, Smiley Man and Sky

Street photographers look for interesting visual elements to include in their photos. It is a challenge to choose how to place them in the frame.

Photography: Sky Photography - Traffic Arrow, Lamp Post, Smiley Man and Sky

Traffic Arrow, Lamp Post, Smiley Man and Sky
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Mother and Child with Clenched Fists

The tops of the bodies in this portrait look confrontational, but the legs on each subject seem relaxed.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Mother and Child with Clenched Fists

Mother and Child with Clenched Fists
Pen and Ink Sketch
10″x8″ 111# Moleskin Journal

Gray Field, White and Black Dividers

The photo below falls into two categories: sky photography and street photography. I snapped it, as it reminded me of yesterday’s photo, only with light-colored wire dividers instead of dark.

Photography: Sky Photography - Gray Field, White and Black Dividers

Gray Field, White and Black Dividers
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