Monday, October 12, 2020



10/4/20 Natalie on Zoom (Her hair wasn't blue at the time, but it has been in the past, so my choice
of color wasn't completely unrealistic.)

When I proposed that we sketch each other while we chatted on Zoom, Natalie seemed reluctant, but when she saw my headgear, she couldn’t resist. I didn’t think I had captured her with as much resemblance as I have some of my other friends, but she thought I had, so that’s good enough for me.

I do find chatting on Zoom to be a surprisingly good platform for practicing portraits. In real life, people tend to become self-conscious when they know they are being sketched – even some sketchers. On video, however, the screen seems to put just enough distance between people that all self-consciousness drops away. In any case, I’m having a lot of fun catching up with friends as I get a little portrait practice.


  1. I think it makes it easier because you aren't fully sitting in front of someone. It is almost like watching them on tv. lol

    1. Yes, exactly! Who knew that this pandemic would give us the experience of sketching our friends on TV? ;-)


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