I liked the look of this gentleman. I did several mostly blind sketches of him. I added details using sighted drawing. Here is the one from yesterday.
At this sketch session, I had a bit of warning that the subjects would be leaving soon. I adjusted my pace to capture as much as I could. I have been surprised before when my portrait sitter left suddenly.
Usually, the people I draw are upright. The man at the table next to me must have been really tired. His head was supported by his folded arms and he was snoring away. He seemed quite cozy. The drawing immediately below is a blind drawing, done while looking at the man and not the paper. […]
As I’ve mentioned before, sketching people in waiting rooms is fraught with hazards. One is the prospect that the person you select as a subject will become aware, and protest being drawn. Another is that the person you are drawing will get up and leave before you finish. This is what happened in the sketch […]