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.
The wiry lines of the branches contrast with the mottled areas of the gray clouds.
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.
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.
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.
Another quick waiting room, partial-blind drawing.
The tops of the bodies in this portrait look confrontational, but the legs on each subject seem relaxed.
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.