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.
This sketch consists of portraits of two people drawn at different times, in the same waiting room. The more complete likeness is the figure on the right. Even though most of the features are distorted, the posture is captured well. The figure on the left is less complete and, a bit muddled. This allows the […]
I frequently draw other people when I’m in waiting rooms or in a cafe. Most of the time nobody acknowledges my presence, or if they do, we exchange slight nods or smiles. This time, I did not notice a woman who was watching me as I was drawing a fellow waiting room waiter. She attracted […]
Some people are nervous in waiting rooms. On the other hand, the lady below seems very relaxed.
The portal from the waiting room the inner office is guarded by the receptionist. The official waiting period starts here. Some receptionists are quick. In the case below, I barely had one minute to sketch the woman in her pre-wait status.