Second Day of School

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 […]

People Waiting for Doctor Appointments

Sketching people in the waiting room is a crap shoot. One never knows when the subject will be called into the inner sanctum. Therefore one must draw the essential elements as quickly as possible, for example, the angle of the elbow; tilt of the head; the distribution of weight and so on.Static details such as […]

Young Lady with Difficult Face

In all fairness, the young lady in question was rather far away when I sketched her. So the difficulty of her face was my issue. At such a distance it was tough to pencil in the barely discernible shapes that made up her face. I like the rest of the drawing, which captures the subject’s […]

Beach from the Shade

Only part of me was in shade when I drew this little scene. I had to cover my sketching hand with a napkin to avoid getting sun burned. We were lucky to have an umbrella. Some of the tables didn’t have them. I enjoyed sketching the figures at the remote tables. The trick to drawing […]

The Conversation

I love the dynamic between these two people. The man has something to say and the woman is listening. One can see this by each person’s posture: the man leans forward and the woman leans back. Her legs seem to be crossed, even though only one leg is showing.

Young Lady Trying to Concentrate

I remedied the enormous forearm problem in today’s portrait. The most important feature in the sketch below is the delicate positioning of the young lady’s hand. Therefore, the forearm-to-upperarm ration is consequential. I’m having second thoughts about the title of this sketch. The subject’s pose does not suggest that she is leaning very hard on […]

Man Paying for Meal

Sometimes it is difficult to figure out new technology. I knew that this young man would figure it out quickly, so I had to sketch very quickly, before they left. No more waiting for waiters or waitresses. The key to a quick sketch is to capture gestures and posture. Other details can be filled after […]