Cold Little Girl In the Midst of Studiers

The little girl was very difficult to draw. She was always moving, trying to get her tiny denim jacket in the right position to keep her warm. She must have been too cold to read or to look through picture books. Mom wasn’t too long reading her own books though. The child warmed up quickly.

Man with Bare Foot Under Other Leg

I first noticed this gentleman’s haircut. His head was shaved on the sides; the hair on the top of his head was longer and shaped like a peak. I noticed one sandal on the floor and the man’s toes visible on the chair under his other leg.

Man with Cool Hat Pondering the Screen

I flipped through a book about sketching on the go. Each drawing spanned two pages of a hard-bound sketch book.  I decided to do that from this point on. I’ve noticed a couple of things since I started using that format: 1) There is a lot more space to draw; 2) Figures are larger and […]

Study – Girl Reading Cell Phone While Waiting

Most of my sketches are one-shot deals: I work on one portrait at a time, complete with mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes are so dense, it is difficult to obtain a satisfactory drawing. I drew several iterations of a girl in the waiting room, which I present below:

Portrait of Waiting Person in Context

This year I have been concentrating on drawing portraits of individuals or groups of people who are waiting. My sketches have been mostly close-ups that focus on body language or gesture. Today, I expanded my scope to give the viewer an idea of the surroundings.