Usually, the people I draw are upright. The man at the table next to me must have been really tired. His head was supported by his folded arms and he was snoring away. He seemed quite cozy. The drawing immediately below is a blind drawing, done while looking at the man and not the paper. […]
As I’ve mentioned before, sketching people in waiting rooms is fraught with hazards. One is the prospect that the person you select as a subject will become aware, and protest being drawn. Another is that the person you are drawing will get up and leave before you finish. This is what happened in the sketch […]
I’ve done many blind drawings in my sketch books. Sketch books are supposed to be studies for future paintings or larger scale works. In the pen and ink/watercolor experiment below, I used two of my previous sketches (Man with Hair Too Small for Rest of Face and At the Eye Doctor’s). I drew the outlines […]
I started this blind drawing with my pen point on the left earpiece of the headphones. I’m afraid that, in my temporary blindness, there was a lot of pen-point activity in front of the man’s face. Luckily, in real life, the man had his hand in front of his face. I fixed that, with my […]
This is an edit of a particularly active sky, active with different visual elements. I chose to contrast the wispy high clouds with the solid rain cloud in the lower foreground. Thanks to my wife, Joy, for naming this photo.
This sketch consists of portraits of two people drawn at different times, in the same waiting room. The more complete likeness is the figure on the right. Even though most of the features are distorted, the posture is captured well. The figure on the left is less complete and, a bit muddled. This allows the […]
It’s not spring break for everyone.
I was surprised when I finally looked at the paper, after creating this drawing, looking only at the subject. I was hoping to foreshorten his head; he was leaning forward and away from me. However, I can’t help seeing the head as a flat plane tilting away from me when I look at this sketch. […]