I am happy to have been able to combine my ink sketching with my watercolor painting. I am working with a 12×9″ block of watercolor paper, so it is easy to prepare ink drawings at home during quarantine. This was difficult during the days of working.
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.