I decided to sketch this dog, even though the people sitting with him (or her) were just as interesting.
Usually I sit off to the side of my subject when I sketch. I was face-to-face with the gentleman whose portrait I sketched for this post. I was careful not to stare. This technique required me to glance up, memorize features, sketch, and peek again for a reality check. The inset is a pencil sketch […]
I had meal break while it was still light out the other day. I used my pencil sketch, ink and watercolor post production technique to render the vista I enjoyed while eating my lunch. The watercolors were not to my liking, so I ran the paper under the faucet (with the water turned on) to […]
I began with pencil, inked the main lines and added color to finish the sketch. The most satisfying part of this process occurred when I drew the framework. In this composition. the framework was the structure holding up the windows that formed the storefront. As I sketched the contents within the store, I experienced the […]
I found a process I like for sketching people. I use pencil first… not even a drawing pencil. I use a mechanical pencil with soft lead. As my subject shifts, I sketch the limbs in their changed position. Sometimes this happens several times. I use pen and ink to emphasize the strong lines and leave […]
Don’t you just hate it when the subject you are sketching, switches positions? My subject below was very fidgety. He moved to different positions. I did my best to keep up.
Most people who wait in waiting rooms look at their phones. Postures are similar but faces are different.
I took a break from sketching people to return to rendering inanimate objects. It’s much easier.
My first 15-minute sketching session yielded the figure below. The position of the man’s hand on his head was unique among the readers gathered in the cafe. I concentrated on posture in my next sketch session, trying to establish relative positions of limbs as quickly as possible. I wasn’t always quick enough, as in the […]
I sketched the figure below very quickly. I liked the lady’s posture. The sketch below is the area in which the lady was waiting.