I decided to do an environmental portrait today, instead of a figure study. Although the subject is the most insignificant figure in this sketch, everyone is waiting to be where that person is seated.
Some organizations spruce up their waiting rooms during the holiday season. Halloween is an under appreciated holiday in that regard.
This young lady’s hair was hanging over her face. I imagine this was very comfortable, since she seemed relaxed in her preoccupation. Waiting is better when one is relaxed.
I’ve been doing most of my waiting in waiting rooms in the medical setting. Of course there are other kinds of waiting areas: those for transportation (i.e., airports, train stations); those for products (mainly lines, for tickets, new product releases, etc.); and for services (which may include lines and seating areas, such as the Department of Motor […]
These folks were together.
Extreme waiting happens sometimes within the deep waiting time period. After all the information is given, questioned and reiterated, those in charge make decisions and you both discuss it and give the okay. Then the deed is done behind closed doors. This is where extreme waiting takes place.
There is a harshness to deep waiting. Note the grating sense of light reflected from the sketch below. I photographed this entry of my sketch book under hospital lighting. I am past the waiting room and directly interact with the business of the medical center here. Here I provide all the information I think may […]
This was an efficient waiting room. I had to sketch very quickly.
Yesterday, I posted a series of small, quick studies of a young lady reading her cell phone in a waiting room. Below is a more careful sketch of the same person.
Sometimes people wait in isolation. Others wait in groups, as this trio below.