Friday, 17 April 2009

Biro on the back of a manuscript



I was reading a book manuscript for a friend in Borders, Oxford and liked the look of the guy at the top, so turned a page over and sketched with a Biro. I was less happy with the young women I attempted afterwards.

4 comments:

Steve Epting said...

Hey Al, I actually like the sketch of the girl quite a bit. Obviously I don't know if you captured her likeness or not, but that's not really that important. There's a nice subtle bit of body language with the way she's leaning slightly forward in her chair... I dig it.

alan said...

I appreciate what you said about body-language, Steve, because I usually feel I don't get enough done to capture that sort of fascinating aspect of a subject. Mustn't get caught up in the details and with capturing likeness, which I aim to. Thanks for stopping by!

marco's blog said...

beautiful sketches on your blog. you do a great job capturing personality and gesture.

alan said...

Coming from an animator with palpable skills in that area, your comment is much appreciated. Thanks for visiting.