As I recall, this was in Southern California. Perhaps Anaheim. My process, at the time I drew this, was to sketch the landscape in pencil and then use a very fine point ink pen to outline and shade appropriately.
This man was very heavy. I think he was much heavier in person than in my drawing. I don’t know why I wasn’t able to be more faithful to life.
Relaxing after the family visit.
Sometimes, pencil is the right tool for the job. The subject of the sketch below merited such a treatment. The subject’s pack, with all its details, on the other hand could have been beautifully rendered in ink. Since I am the final arbiter of my artistic implements, pencil it is. (The wavy line to the […]
Usually, the people I draw have settled into a quiescent state. The occasional change of position of limbs are easily accommodated, and makes for an interesting and dynamic portrait. Sometimes however, there is a major shift in position that is more difficult to incorporate. The underlying sketch of the subject’s previous position is hard to […]
Sometimes a reverse view, although simple, can be pleasing.
I sketched the figure below very quickly. I liked the lady’s posture. The sketch below is the area in which the lady was waiting.
I may be sketching for a few days. This is one view of my alternate studio. It is nice to get back to the basics: pencil and paper.