Sick people who wear surgical masks in waiting rooms are very considerate. They help prevent others from catching their illness. They also help stealthy artists who do not sketch mouths well.
Creativity may not only be a matter of brain-generated ideas but may also include awareness of unusual juxtapositions.
This line up was a perfect opportunity to practice my (mostly) blind figure drawing. I did look at the paper to reposition the pen and to insert detail in some of the portraits.
I sketched the lady below immediately after the sketch from yesterday. Somehow the odd spirit of that drawing transferred to the one below. My blind drawings of profiles seem to be better than the ones I compose while sketching normally. I started this one too low on the page and decided to continue the fiction by […]
I started with the shoes, as usual. Without looking at the paper, I moved my pen in concert with my eye: up one leg, a left at the trouser cuff, up some more, a twist and down the crossed leg to the other shoe. Everything was fine until the relaxed man suddenly hunched over and […]
The scale of the clouds attracted me at first. Then it was the depth. There are dark grays in front of lighter grays; whites abutting grays; hard outlines against the blue sky and misty whites that dissolve. A recreation of this scene in pen or pencil would be a good way to expand drawing skill […]
It feels good to get back to abstraction. I have some vague notions of images I want to reveal, but no real pictures that I want to transcribe from inside my head. The watercolor below is a start.
I was witness to a backgammon tournament of sorts.
This is the completed sketch from yesterday: