I recently went to NYC on the Amtrak train to help my boss set up his new Hi-Fi showroom. On the way there, this business man snoozed in the seat across the aisle, and I couldn’t resist sketching him. He hardly moved at all, so it was pretty easy to draw him, but I still worked quickly just in case he jolted awake. His likeness has been captured in Micron pen in my moleskin sketchbook. I hope you like him as much as I do.
This sketch is a little old, but was done from the first camping trip back in July. On our picnic table was the usual camping items… lantern, citronella candle, a book, other random doo-dads that you need, but didn’t need just then. I had the brief opportunity to draw, and for once, liked where it was going. Obviously I didn’t finish, and never got a chance to get back to this sketch. There is a lot of rendering undone, and coloring that needs to be added, so I think we’ll call this one a WIP (i.e. work in progress. This was done as usual, Micron black pen in my moleskin sketchbook.
Here is a (not so great) pic of Platonic, a piece that is currently in a show at the Wesley Senior Health Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.
I like the variety of shades in this piece, even though there isn’t really any shading going on. Just the combination of dark and light with the different pen strokes seems pleasing the the eye.