Monday, May 24, 2010

sketchbook 05/24/10



7 comments:

Carolina said...

Excellent! I love the first portrait!

Felicity said...

Just brilliant! Yes, I have to say that first portrait is wonderful -I love the expression but also the way his hand is pushing the skin. Looking at this makes me wonder if there are millions of people looking at their screens with that pose and that expression right now!

raena said...

They're all wonderful, but I have to agree that the first is my favorite. It's definitely the weight on the hand that takes it for me!

BTW...I sketched in public today. Yes, I did. Haven't posted it yet, but I'm excited that I actually did it and wasn't nervous!!

Wilfred said...

Carolina-- thanks!
Felicity-- I have to admit the man was really patient with his pose. I'm sure there was a point where he was thinking, "geez my thumb aches" but he soldiered on.

Raena-- hey! that's great. I really want to see your "public" sketch now!

raena said...

So you asked that top guy if you could draw him? I thought of you when I was sketching...I told my mom that I wish I was brave enough to ask one of these old men in wheelchairs if I could sketch him. They were certainly friendly and talkative, but I just couldn't get the nerve up.

Wilfred said...

Raena-- yup. Most of the up close portraits are drawn at Starbucks and most of the people i draw are regulars there so I think that helps with the trust issue between me and the subjects.

Dan Kent said...

Just to compare, I've never asked anyone if I could sketch them. And if they come close, I hid the drawing. I am the sneaky, slithering kind of artist.

These are all great drawings!! Love the expression on no. 1, the green on no. 2 adds so much character, no. 3, more peeps and a pooch!

You should announce your showing to all of the Starbucks gang so they will buy up their own pictures! What a plan!