QuincyPosted: November 14, 2013
Do you try to challenge yourself when you draw? For me, people drawing is something I need to work on. It took two years of daily sketching to work up the courage to ask one of my students to pose for me. During lunch hour students are always hanging around eating their sandwiches outside my office but I’ve always been a bit self-conscious to ask someone to be my model. It’s much easier to sit in a café and draw people at other tables even if you run the risk that they get up and leave. I picked Quincy because he’s a dancer who is used to being on stage and I figured he could hold a pose for a little while. The paper in my sketchbook doesn’t take well to layers of wash so I messed up the side of his face but I’m glad I challenged myself with this today. Hopefully next time I’ll have a cleaner result.