Even though I drew this group without looking at the paper, the resulting figures lined up nicely on the page.
One of the problems of blind drawing is getting body parts in proper disposition with each other. The drawing below is an example of a miscalculation. It seems that upon the return of my pen from its detour beginning with the ear of the man with the hat, and ending with the brim, I displaced […]
This group appears regularly at the cafe.
The gesture of the woman on the right says a lot.
I am forgetful at times. Although I am glad I can easily get another sketchbook, I am more worried about the chronological order of the drawings in each book. Thus the note.
This is a motley group of students (according to my blind-drawn rendering). The two young women are the most realistic, while the outline of their male does not resemble its subject in any way. There is a sense of ambiguity about this grouping of figures.
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.
Sometimes I work in the morning. I sketched this company of men. It was the first time I’d seen them together.
The little girl was very difficult to draw. She was always moving, trying to get her tiny denim jacket in the right position to keep her warm. She must have been too cold to read or to look through picture books. Mom wasn’t too long reading her own books though. The child warmed up quickly.
There was an interesting gathering in the cafe. They were reading. I don’t know if they were writers, but it was fun watching them interact. I briefly placed each figure to get a sense of space. THEN a very large man blocked about half the view. But I kept drawing anyway.