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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Three sketches

I didn't have much time to draw during my stay in the US - too much to do, too much to see, and about a thousand photos to be shot - but here are three pages out of my sketchbook:

After a photo - I can't capture fleeting expressions from live subjects yet.

A girl sleeping a the airport. Her head looks a little bit small, but I swear that is how she looked like. Except for the hand, which could be a little bit bigger.

He was Dutch, really. Hanging around the common room of the youth hostel, concentrating on his laptop screen, as Romans are wont to do.

All three were done relatively quickly - about half an hour each.


  1. I particularly like the second sketch, though I'm not sure I could tell you why. The proportions didn't bother me.

  2. Thanks. Personally I like the third one best, because it is the one most 'true' to the subject. I still have problems sketching a portrait, very often it only vaguely resembles the person I tried to draw, but in this case I think I pretty much nailed it.

  3. He seemed to have a very distinctive profile. That might have helped.

    I don't think it's the subject matter that makes me prefer sketch two, but the potential stories that come to my mind.

    Would you mind if I linked that sketch to a writing exercise on my blog Rockets and Dragons? I have an idea...