I barely started drawing Leaning Man when his fast food order was ready (go figure). He left. Being short of sketch paper, I began the Beard Man’s portrait on the same page. Here they are.
I drew a sketch of this man who was waiting across the room from me. I didn’t even try to get the face details. Any stray pencil line in the face area would ruin the sketch. I should practice drawing facial features.
Another 15 minute portrait done at break time. I used water soluble pencil for the dark areas and washed the sketch after I got home.
I was struck by the difference between waiting room space and the promise of a capacious inner office, in the waiting area. The sanctum was partially visible through an open half-window, only revealing hints of what lie behind the door. If I were a child, I would have been terrified. From a lower vantage point, […]
The more tentative my sketch, the more it looks like the subject. I don’t know exactly why. Sfumato? Can a drawn line fall within the purview of the sfumato technique? Perhaps not. Maybe I should consider my initial light sketch as an under drawing and work on it to shade in areas (with sfumato).
Pencil sketching technique is a lot different than using pen and ink. Every wiggle of the pen must be worked in to the drawing, even if the movement is unanticipated. But false moves with a pencil are not that drastic. They can be blended with a stump or even (perish the thought) erased. Here is […]
Today’s sketch is of the desk in the room formerly known as ‘the studio‘ , partially rearranged by my grandson, William, during his project of the day. He succeeded in building a model of the Hillsdale clock tower, whose clock, he told me, stopped at 10:04 PM during a lightning storm in 1955. (More about […]
Its a good thing I had my Deluxe Swiss Army knife with me today. I was waiting for Joy in the beauty parlor, all ready to sketch but could not find my drawing pen anywhere. BUT, my Deluxe Swiss Army knife had a pen! It was nothing to speak of, just a ball point pen […]
Studying in pairs has its advantages, but only if concentration doesn’t become a problem.
When I’m on my break, the people in the cafe are usually frozen in position, reading or studying. As I was trying to sketch the man below the Maltese Falcon poster, he shifted his body before I could scribble his pose; when I tried sketching him in his new position, he moved again. The resulting […]