After drawing 100 peoplePosted: March 13, 2017
I’m curious about something. If you participated in the OneWeek100People challenge, how has it affected your sketching? Are you fed up of sketching people or do you find you want to keep at it? Has the practice changed the way you choose scenes to sketch?
I guess because I’m on spring break I have a lot of time to think about this. I know that first thing I did in the airport was to sketch the people sitting across from me.
And then because it’s too cold to sketch outside in Charleston, I’ve been sketching in cafes. Still with a brush and Payne’s Grey watercolour, still in a tiny sketchbook. But the difference is that now, instead of waiting for people to move out of the scene so I can sketch the objects, I sketch the people too. I don’t think too much about it either. Just draw them with the brush and try to make them fit, like the barista at Tricera Cafe.
Or in this scene at the Deli where the two cashiers were doing the Monday crossword at the counter during a slow period after the lunchtime rush. I drew them in but as soon as I brushed in their silhouettes they moved away. Previously I would have turned the page and started again, but that didn’t deter me. I kept at it. I’m sure the figures would have been better if I had been able to look at them longer but I’m still glad I finished it.