|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.