The common denominator between these two sketches is not the cloaked anatomy of the backs, it is gesture. The figure on the right is centered and stable. The left figure is out of balance: the chair is tilted; the man is twisted, as if he is in motion. The differences can be attributed to the […]
The gesture of the woman on the right says a lot.
These two sketches are very different even though I did them in very close succession. I drew the man with the folded arms as a study in gesture, omitting details. I devoted the other page of this spread to a young woman who was very pretty. I carefully rendered all the details of her face, […]
The middle fellow is questioning a point made by the young lady. He does this surreptitiously to his friend as the woman looks away. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I like this one as is: ambiguous, with no internal face parts. The man’s posture is relaxed. However he could be impatiently looking at his watch, waiting for someone.
I captured the relaxed and pensive mood in this expressionistic drawing.
Taking a break from posting my blind drawings. Here is a cartoonish representation of two people chatting, one apparently wearing a down jacket, the other in a sweater.
This is a better color experiment than yesterday’s. I also made use of the trough between the two sketchbook pages. I made it correspond with the part of the gentleman’s hair.
What attracts me about certain subjects is posture and gesture. Gesture typically involves a person’s limbs. This person’s pose transmits a feeling of relaxation, even though he is asymmetrical..
This young girl has a lot of support. Fortunately, they were consumed in the details of her study and did not notice me sketching away. I’m proud of this drawing both for its composition (in which one can see an interaction among the subjects), and its execution. The book on the chair and the backpack […]