Here is a woman waiting for her hairdresser. She has already been enrobed. More work would improve this sketch: darker darks (especially on the robe). This would pop the figure out of the low-contrast background.
Don’t you just hate it when the doctor is on time? I made sure I got to the office with time to spare just so I could spend some time sketching. I was wondering what kind of interesting people would in the waiting room. I was disappointed when no one was there. I was making […]
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 continue to use my waiting time to sketch. Sometimes people move too fast for me. I began to draw a woman sitting, but she was called away and left me in mid sketch. I don’t usually use an eraser, so I used the same space to draw a larger version of the face of […]
I bring a book and my sketch pad whenever I go to a place where I may be waiting. I have been limiting my sketch time to 15 minutes, which is long enough to fill an 8×5 inch sheet of paper with scribbling that indicates a sense of my visual environment. If I find myself waiting […]
Sometimes one must be secretive whilst drawing. Concentration on a subject’s features must be tempered by the chance he or she will look up and catch you in the act.
Sometimes, when I’m early to work, I just wait in the car for a while. Now and then I practice drawing. In today’s world of glass windows and reflective storefronts, we don’t always notice reflections. They become invisible unless we make ourselves aware of them. I only captured a few of them in my sketch […]
Waiting for the doc.
And I feel great! I got four new tires for the car today. It wasn’t that much of an ordeal. Although I wasn’t quite expecting a 2-hour wait, I was prepared: had my walking shoes and Plato’s Dialogs in my back pocket. After a 30 minute walk and part of the way through Protagoras, I decided to […]
The art of waiting As I said the other day, waiting is an art form at which I excel. In fact, I was thinking of publishing a book of the drawings I did while waiting for my wife. I’ve gotten pretty good at drawing scenes through the windshield of the car. The dashboard and sun […]