Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's Been Sometime...
...since I spent a solid amount of time sketching. I think the cold doesn't invite us to stay out too long - and one thing I noticed in the freezing Gare du Nord, was that my left hand (holding the book) was considerably colder than my drawing hand...... Now, I find it hard to believe that drawing in an A5 sketchbook can generate heat, but maybe just that tiny bit more blood flow required to hold the pen and move the hand around made all the difference :D Anybody else notice that?
These are from various stations, cafes and shopping centres;
One small thing I thought i'd share with you is something I might try....
When drawing people quickly, I have a habit of drawing from top to bottom (or the torso first), but they are always gone before I can get a good look at the legs! And so, often, I ruin a sketch because the legs weren't as observed and are just these dangly things, floating. I thought maybe I would spend less time on the upper body and focus on the legs. That way, hopefully, i'll get good enough at doing legs that even if the subject moves off, I would still know how to do 'em! :)
(The Previous Post has now been updated)
'Till the Next,
at 9:07 PM