Watercolor Cloud Studies – First Trial

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:

Unfinished Portrait and Patient Getting Ready to Leave

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 […]

Seated Man and Mistake Rectified by Parallel Lines

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 […]

Drawing and the Fabric of Space

The fulcrum of this study is the hand holding the sketch pad. The other hand, in the drawing space, is invisible. It drew the sketch that the pictured hand is holding. Surrounding the imaginary imaginary space is imaginary real space, comprised of various cross hatchings.