The second face from the left is the model; the rest are other folks that were also drawing.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
A sketch of a person I saw on the platform at Ashmont station, waiting for the next train.
He was first leaning against a pillar and made this cascade of strong horizontals that caught my eye.
Nominally, he was dressed in: boots, jeans, a t-shirt, a pea coat, a knit cap, sunglasses and a scarf - a list of items other men were wearing on the train as well, almost exactly - but his presentation was extremely different and unique.
I was not surprised to see him on the train later reading an issue of Vogue; he put together his outfit rather deliberately.
This kind of casual, everyday character design is impressive to me.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Some two minute sketches:
Then, as tends to happen for me, I was bored of the model and started drawing a couple of the other artists around:
These are shown in the order made: this guy sitting right next to me was very intensely focused and slumped forward, and then a few seats from him was a woman with incredible posture. Then I drew the model's face. Then lower I started to sketch an older woman who stayed bundled up the whole time like she was still outside.
The event was awesome, but yeah, the actual seating isn't so hot. People had nowhere to put their drawing as they worked, and you had these flimsy little foldout seats - so there was a lot of slouching and slumping and odd body language from the artists.