I found a process I like for sketching people. I use pencil first… not even a drawing pencil. I use a mechanical pencil with soft lead. As my subject shifts, I sketch the limbs in their changed position. Sometimes this happens several times. I use pen and ink to emphasize the strong lines and leave […]
This lady was dressed to the nines. She had an unusual hair style as well. Very ‘pencilgenic’ though.
Don’t you just hate it when the subject you are sketching, switches positions? My subject below was very fidgety. He moved to different positions. I did my best to keep up.
Most people who wait in waiting rooms look at their phones. Postures are similar but faces are different.
I took a break from sketching people to return to rendering inanimate objects. It’s much easier.
My first 15-minute sketching session yielded the figure below. The position of the man’s hand on his head was unique among the readers gathered in the cafe. I concentrated on posture in my next sketch session, trying to establish relative positions of limbs as quickly as possible. I wasn’t always quick enough, as in the […]
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.
The short answer is, “The paper made me do it.” It is oblong (approximately 5×8 inches). I had to fit my features within this constraint. I have also started wading into my new book, Paul Klee: Irony at Work, by Angela Lampe, Michael Baumgartner. There are a series of portraits at the beginning that captured my […]
Some say creativity ebbs and flows. For me, it’s no fun when it is at low tide. Today’s sketch is a self portrait. Instead of looking in a mirror, I used my phone camera. I snapped a couple of pictures of myself. They were backwards, when I looked at them later. The lighting was good […]
I have a new cap for the new year. I wear it jauntily.