Saturday, 3 May 2008

Cafe sketches.


Waterstones and Starbucks, Oxford. Finally found a couple of reasonably immobile punters. The second one was with a ball-point on a Starbucks napkin. They're reasonable likenesses but the first was an effort and seemed like an extended exercise in hiding its flaws as a drawing. You see such fascinating characters out and about; I wish I could capture them quickly on the hoof.

4 comments:

Mike M said...

Nice sketches, sometimes drawing with a marker and trying to draw less, works too. or even blind contour drawing is fun in this type of set-up. I was just drawing heads of people passing by one day waiting for a friend, just grabbing shapes.

alan said...

'preciate the feedback, Mike. I'll have a go with the marker next time I'm out. I recall doing blind drawing, if that means never looking away from the model, at a life-class once - felt very weird and unnatural, which pretty much describes the results too.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Superb work !

alan said...

Thanks Andrew. Your model-work is amazing.