An encounter in Flatland.
Here is a second sketch of the girl with the crossed legs.
This sunlit leaf causes me to imagine I can see its veins extending down to the chlorophyll itself, sucking up the energy and transmitting it to the rest of the tree. The intervening leaf blocking the sunlight to a portion of the bright green leaf steals a bit of its sun. However, the tree gets […]
At this sketch session, I had a bit of warning that the subjects would be leaving soon. I adjusted my pace to capture as much as I could. I have been surprised before when my portrait sitter left suddenly.
There was lots of webbing between the long pointy leaves of the yucca plant. I took a dried leaf and gently poked at the web. The little fellow pictured below showed himself. He wouldn’t come out any further though. Pity. I wanted to see him closer.
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 […]