Monday, 24 May 2010

Conference Speakers



I went to a Philosophy Conference on Saturday (one I helped organise in fact; put on by a Philosophical Society I help run). It was a sweltering day, but we had some lively discussion. As usual, I should have been paying more attention to the papers and less time to the features of the speakers. The last fellow had a great face and posture but moved a lot so I couldn't get him. Quentin Blake would have done him justice.

4 comments:

Roberto Zaghi said...

Happy to see new sketches! I always like your precision when you draw the faces and hair from life. Just a curiosity- do they realize that you were portraying them?

Alan said...

Another modest offering of mine, but thank you, Roberto! I try to be precise, so thanks. Sometimes I wish I could loosen up, though and be less concerned with getting it 'right'. The unwitting models rarely know. In this case, they certainly didn't - they were giving papers on deep matters ;-) Mostly, I try to be discreet. I am too shy to ask to draw people and too self-conscious to like being noticed drawing. The drawback is that being discreet inhibits my drawing movements. Thanks for stopping by!

Amy said...

love the first one, especially! great attention to detail. lovely work!

Claudio Cerri said...

I love your sketched! Have a niceday!