Sketch Book Series: Faces (December 2011)

I don’t remember the point of this practice exercise. It couldn’t have been faces exclusively since two are hidden. Maybe it was a combination face practice and composition design. I was getting better at facial proportions in this sketch.

Sketch Book Series: Atrium (April 2011)

I used pencil for shading in this sketch. I don’t recall the issues I had while drawing this scene, but ten years after, I see that the large shadow on the back building would have taken a careful hand with pen and ink to render. I probably thought it was easier to shade with pencil.

Sketch Book Series: Fever (May 2011)

There is a partial sketch, in sepia, of a figure on this page of my sketch book. But the important lesson I learned, in sketching the faces was: less is more. With just a few marks, I depicted a person not feeling well. What marks an artist does NOT make are just as important as […]

Sketch Book Series: Hand Wash (July 2010)

I used a .35mm point ink pen for this sketch. The paper was a bit textured which accounts for uneven-ness. It was hard to control the width of the lines in this exercise. I like the dash of orange of the traffic cone.