Person Waiting

Most people who wait in waiting rooms look at their phones. Postures are similar but faces are different.

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Person Waiting While Looking at Her Phone
on 8″x5″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

 

Reading Figures

My first 15-minute sketching session yielded the figure below. The position of the man’s hand on his head was unique among the readers gathered in the cafe.

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Reading Figure
8″x5″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

I concentrated on posture in my next sketch session, trying to establish relative positions of limbs as quickly as possible. I wasn’t always quick enough, as in the middle drawing, where the man moved his legs before I was ready.

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Reading Figure in Two Positions with Thinking Figure
8″x5″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

 

Waiting Area

I sketched the figure below very quickly. I liked the lady’s posture.

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Waiting Figure
from 8″x5″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

The sketch below is the area in which the lady was waiting.

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Waiting Area
8″x5″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

Cactus in February

Today, I take a break from February’s small watercolored sketches. The past couple have been sub par.

Here is a photo of the last remaining plant in a cactus garden that I started shortly after moving west.  It seems to be flourishing, just as I hope to be in the coming year.

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Back Yard Cactus in February

Dumb or Brave

As it happens, there were two of us taking a break at the same time. There was nothing inanimate to draw, so I made a portrait of my work buddy. We chatted as I sketched away.

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Portrait
on 8×5 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

I am usually not brave enough to draw a portrait with that person aware of it. I expect the quality to improve if I can keep up the habit.

Looking at Old Pictures

To peruse old photographs in the 21st century is to pry up the laptop lid, open the files on the disk (that one of the techie relatives made from the original paper photographs), and scrub through them on the screen. Below is a watercolored pencil sketch of just such an occasion.

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Looking at Old Pictures
on 8″x5″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

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