I thought I could do justice to the photo I took the other day (Giant Clouds Dwarfing the Landscape) with a pencil sketch. The middle ground of the sketch came out the best. I captured the contrast between the white fluffy clouds in front of the gray face of the huge cloud. The gray clouds […]
I don’t think there were broken bones, she was just resting.
The discussion group that I sketch frequently, gathers around 4 or 5 small tables pushed together. There are too many to draw in one sketch, so I divide them up. The sketch below is the right side of the assembly.
I am forgetful at times. Although I am glad I can easily get another sketchbook, I am more worried about the chronological order of the drawings in each book. Thus the note.
Some blind drawings are blinder than others.
Blind drawing relies on the hand guiding the pen to negotiate detailed facial contours.
When there are interesting looking characters around, I draw as many of them as I can. My latest style of blind drawing allows me to draw quickly. I have been thinking of applying these ‘visual notes’ to a more deliberate mode of rendering. Perhaps this is a way back to painting. As with most of […]
I was looking directly at the customers in line as I drew them. But the line was moving so fast that I ended up completing one figure with the body parts of another. That is, when a person moved up in line to the cashier and another took his place, I finished the first figure […]
My first blind drawings (drawing without looking at the paper) were of landscapes: skylines, in particular. The sketch below reminds me very much of a skyline. I traced the outline of each figure in turn, without taking the pen from the paper.
I got all the face parts in the right places. Somehow, the ‘young’ part got left out.