I have drawn this man before. He usually comes in with another guy, but I guess he wasn’t available for this portrait. In the sketch below, the outline of the man’s head resembles the real man, slightly. My version is more streamlined.
In my sketches, sometimes I express one figure more than another. This happened in the drawing below. My hand miscalculated the size of the larger lady’s right arm. Including the book she was reading offers her figure a focus; leaving out her eye turns down that offer. The other woman was a bit smaller and […]
Here are a couple of characters. The blind drawing technique allows my hand to have its say in expressing myself.
Taking a break from posting my blind drawings. Here is a cartoonish representation of two people chatting, one apparently wearing a down jacket, the other in a sweater.
When I see a pose that I like, I try replicating it on paper. I did the sketch below quickly, but not blindly.
I’m getting better at drawing without looking.
I made the smooth contours blind (without looking at the paper), but I knew that I would have to look when I drew the fingers of the hand.
I drew the head of this figure without looking. The contour came out pretty good. The rest of the drawing is a combination of blind drawing and regular sketching.
Sometimes I work in the morning. I sketched this company of men. It was the first time I’d seen them together.
Sampling of cafe denizens.