Cold Little Girl In the Midst of Studiers

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.

Man with Cool Hat Pondering the Screen

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 […]

Study – Girl Reading Cell Phone While Waiting

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:

Large Man in the Way of the Reading I Was Trying to Sketch

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.