Mustachioed Man

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 […]

Looking at Old Pictures

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.

Quick Figure Sketches

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.

Mask

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.