This is an edit of a particularly active sky, active with different visual elements. I chose to contrast the wispy high clouds with the solid rain cloud in the lower foreground. Thanks to my wife, Joy, for naming this photo.
Sometimes, portraits benefit by including surrounding details. In the case of the sketch below, the leg and hand of an unseen person (and more that is out of sight of the viewer) may be a factor in causing the main subject’s expression.
I’m dipping my toe back into the watercolor pond with these two sketches. I am trying to reproduce the cloud patterns from an early photo (see reference photo below). In the second sketch, I tried to give up some control back to the water. Reference photo:
Eventually I would like to get back to watercolors and produce a cloudscape like the one below.
Even though the wait in a waiting room seems interminable, patients do get called in. The trick, as a sketcher, is to choose a subject that has a long wait, or whose time in one place can be predicted. The gentleman on the right was getting ready to leave, so I had a good idea […]
Today the sky was totally blue. Not a cloud in sight. The picture below is from several days ago. I have fond memories of clouds, which, if predictions are correct, should be abundant next week.
I couldn’t draw myself out of the error I made with the tilt of the man’s head, in the drawing below. But I could, with shading. At first I drew the head with the chin jutting out. In fact, it was tucked in. I darkened the line of the correctly-drawn chin, but I had to […]
Sometimes we walk everywhere seeking graffiti, sometimes when we stand still, graffiti finds us.
This is a better color experiment than yesterday’s. I also made use of the trough between the two sketchbook pages. I made it correspond with the part of the gentleman’s hair.
This was a very quick sketch. I liked the forms created by the woman’s top. Larger planar areas are much easier to shade than crowded little areas that comprise a face.