Usually, waiting rooms are filled with people. Today the receptionist was the sole person there and only visible from the neck up thanks to the high counter surrounding her. When I was done, her likeness looked like the ones you see on foreign coins. Unsatisfying. Fortunately, I had another opportunity to sketch. A young man […]
I never seem to get it right on the first stroke. That’s why I use pencil and make my initial movements lightly. I saw some simple line portraits the other day that were bold, direct contours of faces. I tried that today during my 15 minute sketch time. I wonder if the bold lines in […]
Most people who wait in waiting rooms look at their phones. Postures are similar but faces are different.
Todays other watercolor experiment: After my watercolor warmup today, see Scales post, I wanted to do something creative. I used a stiff-bristle brush to paint a quick, angular, dry brush stroke that I usually use to represent an eyebrow and nose of a face. I used Hooker’s green. As I had some cobalt blue at […]