There were a lot of faces and figures that interested me in this sketching session.
He didn’t have a pained expression. Maybe I’m projecting, but I just thought this man looked very uncomfortable.
What attracts me about certain subjects is posture and gesture. Gesture typically involves a person’s limbs. This person’s pose transmits a feeling of relaxation, even though he is asymmetrical..
There is a hint of stress in this young man’s posture. His hunched posture certainly conveys this impression. However, he left hand shows more than a suggestion of the jitters.
In all fairness, the young lady in question was rather far away when I sketched her. So the difficulty of her face was my issue. At such a distance it was tough to pencil in the barely discernible shapes that made up her face. I like the rest of the drawing, which captures the subject’s […]
Only part of me was in shade when I drew this little scene. I had to cover my sketching hand with a napkin to avoid getting sun burned. We were lucky to have an umbrella. Some of the tables didn’t have them. I enjoyed sketching the figures at the remote tables. The trick to drawing […]
I love the dynamic between these two people. The man has something to say and the woman is listening. One can see this by each person’s posture: the man leans forward and the woman leans back. Her legs seem to be crossed, even though only one leg is showing.
Usually, waiting rooms are filled with people. Today the receptionist was the sole person there and only visible from the neck up thanks to the high counter surrounding her. When I was done, her likeness looked like the ones you see on foreign coins. Unsatisfying. Fortunately, I had another opportunity to sketch. A young man […]
I didn’t have enough time to complete this sketch on site. I worked on it at home, using the image of the man’s stance in my mind’s eye, taking liberties when my memory failed.
It is not always easy for one to portray a person seated just a few feet away. Especially when they are facing forward. Oblique views, or profiles are often less demanding and can be drawn with just a few lines (see Woman with Turban). The portrait below is more about posture and gesture than it […]