#OneWeek100People2017: Day Two

Day two of #OneWeek100People: The good, the bad and the ugly. And by ugly, I don’t mean the people themselves. But some of these drawings are definitely more successful than others. The point of this, though, is just to have fun, not be judgemental and post them all.

Today’s challenges were a little different than yesterday. I wasn’t as relaxed because I only had time to draw between a meeting and a class. Also I noticed that my models (students) move around a lot more, even when seated, than the mostly retired octogenarians I drew yesterday. So there was  lot of start and stop, or start with one person and finish with another. I didn’t have time to finish all 20 at school so I stopped at a crowded Starbucks on the way home,  found a chair but no table and balanced everything on my lap. Maybe because it was the end of the day, or because I wasn’t rushed to get to class, but I managed to do the ones I think are the most successful for today (35 & 38). And despite the fact that this challenge has been taking up more drawing (and scanning) time than usual, I am still happy I have taken it on and I am loving the learning process. It’s great to follow what other sketchers are doing on Facebook and Instagram too.


24 Comments on “#OneWeek100People2017: Day Two”

  1. Jeanne says:

    Do you draw with a pencil first when doing these people sketches or do you use a pen or brush & watercolor? Thank you.


  2. angmacleod says:

    I like 34, he is in the zone!


  3. So fun.. Ok. I find 23, 25, 28 & 33 Interesting. And yes, 38.. Love this idea of painting straight on!


    • Giving up the pencil is quite liberating. I have tried with other subject but never people. Have you tried it Carolyn?


      • Actually, I’m quite lazy and think I’ve been known to paint straight on when time is limited..ill have to check on that, maybe just for those little value sketches. But, when I have my favorite brush and a good subject, Life is good.


  4. These are really good portraits. How big is the notebook? I remember you are using a #2 brush.


  5. joantav says:

    Looks like a super day! Just curious…how large are these?


  6. Dee Ludwig says:

    Super work, Friend! I am tired of people but will keep on!


  7. Alison says:

    These are great! In each one you have truly captured an individual character. Wonderful brushwork!!


  8. miatagrrl says:

    Lovely monochrome portraits! I think I see a few people I know! 😉 I’m not evaluating any of mine, even as degrees of success, because they are all just part of the process and not a result. So much fun!

    – Tina


    • The evaluation process is part of it for me Tina. I want to see if there is any improvement after these 100. Otherwise what is the point of spending all this time drawing? Aren’t you hoping for results?


  9. Deb says:

    It is good to see your work. I can only get two or three done each day, but am surprised just how much better I am just by repeating my people drawings each day.


  10. TonyU says:

    Following your efforts with interest and admiration. Amazed by what you can do with just a brush. But disappointed there’s no sign (yet?) of you having joined Marc for the hip hop night. Promising myself I might try 20 in one day, just for one day …. if not this week, then soon. Best, Tony


    • Oh, I was there at the hip hop event Tony. It’s just that I wasn’t drawing. I was one of the dancers. Of course Marc didn’t get around to drawing me because he wimped out in the cold, whereas I danced all night. Even spun on my head.


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