Cold Little Girl In the Midst of Studiers

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.

Large Man in the Way of the Reading I Was Trying to Sketch

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.

The Family That Reads Together

I love this collection of people. Each has his/her own visual charm. I captured the slouch of the far right character (on the second try). I used a soft pencil to sketch this group portrait. This allows my initial marks to be spontaneous as well as visible (without overworking them, as I must do with […]

Book Club

One usually doesn’t see more that three people sitting together in the cafe at the bookstore; and they are usually silent. So when I saw three tables pushed together, with at least 6 characters gathered around, I took notice. It was lovely when one of them began to read aloud.

Drying Off Under the Umbrella

These young ladies were drying off after a dunk in the pool. When I draw more than one figure, I lightly sketch them in, to get the relative positions of each. In the drawing below, the figure on the far right was too big at first. I re-drew it with a heavier sketch of the […]