This line up was a perfect opportunity to practice my (mostly) blind figure drawing. I did look at the paper to reposition the pen and to insert detail in some of the portraits.
I carefully outlined the two left-most figures and added some internal features. I drew the mustache on the next figure very quickly, along with the rest of the face. As for the fourth person, I drew him with tentative strokes, a totally different technique than I used for the first two portraits.
This was a very quick sketch. I liked the forms created by the woman’s top. Larger planar areas are much easier to shade than crowded little areas that comprise a face.
When one doesn’t feel well, reclining is often the answer.
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.
I’m continue with my time-limited sketches in this post. I did a couple of the sketches below within my 15 minute break. (actually, his whole body should be smaller but…. oh well…) At another venue, I did the following sketches. The final sketch is the best.
I’ve always enjoyed Paul Klee’s whimsical creatures and figures. I tried one of my own. I drew it with a bead of latex frisket, which so happened to deposit actual rubber beads and regular intervals. After some washes, and the removal of the mask, I outlined the white spaces with sepia ink. Maybe it is […]
Now and then I have trouble getting started. Usually I have a theme that I examine from every angle, one painting or drawing after another. These days, however, I am having trouble getting traction. Below is the image crept into my sleep, about my predicament.