Man with Bare Foot Under Other Leg

I first noticed this gentleman’s haircut. His head was shaved on the sides; the hair on the top of his head was longer and shaped like a peak. I noticed one sandal on the floor and the man’s toes visible on the chair under his other leg.

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.

Portrait of Waiting Person in Context

This year I have been concentrating on drawing portraits of individuals or groups of people who are waiting. My sketches have been mostly close-ups that focus on body language or gesture. Today, I expanded my scope to give the viewer an idea of the surroundings.