|11/21/17 Warming up|
I’ve been spending so much time this fall focused on my graphite drawing class (now completed) that I haven’t done much people sketching at all – usually my primary subject as soon as the rainy season begins. Last winter and spring it was the same thing as I worked many hours with colored pencils instead of having fun at coffee shops or at life-drawing sessions. As much as I’ve enjoyed and learned from the intensive classroom study, I’ve missed drawing people – and I’m feeling very rusty.
According to my blog, I hadn’t been to Zoka Coffee, my favorite coffee shop for sketching, since March when I was feverishly trying to get through #oneweek100people. Since then, the signage and some décor had changed and, remarkably, their already delicious blueberry scones had somehow gotten even better! Or maybe I had just missed them, too.
Feeling very creaky, I warmed up first with a brush pen (above), just like I do at life-drawing sessions.
The guy below was drawing too, but not urban sketching. He kept his eyes pinned to his sketchbook and never glanced up long enough to notice that I was drawing him. He kept twisting himself into interesting, challenging-to-draw pretzel positions. His hands were always moving, but I tried a couple of details anyway.
Dripping wet when he arrived, Mr. Hoodie never removed his jacket as he stared at his laptop all morning.
Mr. Fidget kept me busy trying to keep up with his three arms.
I really enjoy your people sketches. Very descriptive of where you were. I’m going to have to try my hand at the local coffee shop too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cathy, and I hope you enjoy coffee shop sketching! I find it to be a very relaxing, non-threatening place to sketch people. Choose a cafe with free wi-fi -- everyone there will be so engrossed in their screens that they'll never notice you sketching them. ;-)Delete
Any adult orchestra in Seattle? They are great to sketch. I'm going to the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra again this Sunday to sketch the musicians!ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to catch a holiday concert or two in the next few months! I love the musician sketches you've been doing!Delete
I like hearing the story of each character you sketch. lol I know if we don't keep up sketching people it is hard to get back into it. Seems like you did well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joan -- you have a great Thanksgiving, too!Delete