I went sketching yesterday with the specific purpose of drawing people walking towards me. We have a mall with empty tables in the center of the main walkway so it was easy to position myself. I would have liked more people. So I could have filled people in as they walked past me. Profiles of people walking. I will save that for another day!
No facial details. (That was hard for me!) One foot planted firmly on the ground. You will notice it is the same foot. I am not sure if I went into auto pilot mode when I was sketching! I do remember looking at what they were doing with their arms. There is a lot to think about and you have to be quick. It is that being quick and ensuring you are drawing what you are seeing is the trick. I would like to find a location where there are a lot of people and they are repeating the same motion. So what you miss catching with one person you catch with the next. I have two locations in mind. I am really looking forward to the summer markets opening.
Sketchbook: Daler Rowney Studio sketchbook – 70 lb paper…not suitable for water media.
Pen: Faber Castell calligraphy marker
Wash: diluted ink in an old waterbrush (Lexington Gray)