Usually I sit off to the side of my subject when I sketch. I was face-to-face with the gentleman whose portrait I sketched for this post. I was careful not to stare. This technique required me to glance up, memorize features, sketch, and peek again for a reality check. The inset is a pencil sketch […]
Most people who wait in waiting rooms look at their phones. Postures are similar but faces are different.
To peruse old photographs in the 21st century is to pry up the laptop lid, open the files on the disk (that one of the techie relatives made from the original paper photographs), and scrub through them on the screen. Below is a watercolored pencil sketch of just such an occasion.
I’m continue with my time-limited sketches in this post. I did a couple of the sketches below within my 15 minute break. (actually, his whole body should be smaller but…. oh well…) At another venue, I did the following sketches. The final sketch is the best.
Harry has pure white whiskers. Here is a portrait of some of them.
William, my grandson, is in bed. We had a nice time today, but he is so active I wasn’t able to do a sketch with him in front of me. I memorized his features and tried to replicate them in the portrait below.
Another alcohol marker portrait. I hoped to convey the idea of a person of two minds, or one mind hovering between consciousnesses.
Recovery is a long process, sometimes. Here is a representation of someone in the midst of a feverish episode.
No time to paint today. Here is a sketch of a person who is not feeling very well at all.
I don’t remember exactly what my thoughts were when I started this composition. Tears were a part of it. I’m sure of that, but I don’t know why exactly. After the initial design, I concentrated on balancing the colors with their complement, without imbuing any further meaning to the work.