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 […]
Today’s study is a combination of pencil, and pen and ink. I began with a .5mm mechanical pencil and sketched out the details. I thought of the composition, although all the figures were right in front of me. I wanted to emphasize the figures in the foreground. It would have been easy to omit the […]
There was a lot of thinking going on during break today.
This is a partially-inked pencil sketch of an older man concentrating on a good book, and a young woman intent on her studies. The cafe is a great place for the mind. And coffee.
The man who was at the book store yesterday, though both of my breaks (see Man Reading), was back again. He was still reading in earnest.
There weren’t many people in the cafe. In fact, the only sketch-able person sat across from me, in front of a darkened window. If I squinted, I could see myself in the window. I put my silhouette into the drawing.
One notices repeat customers, even in a very busy shop. The two gentlemen below seem at home no matter which table they inhabit. (See previous sketch here: Two Thinkers.) This sketch is smoother than the one in my previous post. At that time I did not realize that these gents were friends. They do seem […]
I had less than a minute to sketch the person below before she was called to the desk and left her seated position across from me. The few pencil lines I drew were tentative, as they usually are when I begin a portrait. Normally I would relegate this page to the scrap heap, but I […]
When one doesn’t feel well, reclining is often the answer.
The goal of waiting in line is to get an audience with the pharmacy tech to get needed pills. This pencil sketch, augmented by pen and ink depicts the goal of the people in yesterday’s drawing.