The two young people at the next table were both studying. They were leaning in opposite directions. I must have de-emphasized the tilt on the female figure and over emphasized the tilt of the male figure. The composition works anyway.
Today I worked at one of my jobs, the first long-term position I landed since I moved out here. I had been weaning myself away from it in favor of another that has more potential. I’m happy I did so: the job I worked today has been weaning itself away from me! It will close […]
Today’s study is a combination of pencil, and pen and ink. I began with a .5mm mechanical pencil and sketched out the details. I thought of the composition, although all the figures were right in front of me. I wanted to emphasize the figures in the foreground. It would have been easy to omit the […]
I never seem to get it right on the first stroke. That’s why I use pencil and make my initial movements lightly. I saw some simple line portraits the other day that were bold, direct contours of faces. I tried that today during my 15 minute sketch time. I wonder if the bold lines in […]
The goal of waiting in line is to get an audience with the pharmacy tech to get needed pills. This pencil sketch, augmented by pen and ink depicts the goal of the people in yesterday’s drawing.
I haven’t done much sketching while standing, but it does pass the time while in line. I have to be extra careful not to attract attention to my activity, especially to the person behind me.
Squirmy kids are really difficult to draw. However, with the right approach, it doesn’t have to be frustrating.
Unlike some of my previous subjects, this young woman did not seem to be studying. She was very calm
They were talking about math. The teacher’s gestures were relaxed. The position of her right arm shifted, as she spoke to her student. I rendered it in each position, with lines that enclosed space. The student was trying to absorb the material. The student’s gestures were not exactly relaxed, but they were not hyper either. […]
The relaxed position of the patient indicates that this visit was only a consultation. I would not be present if there were any chance of high-speed drill action.