There are only a few different poses people assume when they wait in waiting rooms. However, I never tire of figuring out the relationship between the angle of the head axis and the shoulder plane; the length of the upper arm compared with the lower arm; the relative position of the legs, et cetera. The […]
I was watching a green heron stalk tiny air bubbles the other day. It stood up and ruffled its feathers for a bit. Shortly after that it flew away. Below is a watercolor pencil sketch (sans wash) of that ruffled moment.
As seen through the waiting room window:
Grocery store workers take breaks too, and sometimes eat in the in-store cafés.
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.