Friday, February 06, 2009

People Sketches and Sketching

Some sketches of people. I have to admit that I tend towards pictures that don't have any people in them. But I do quite enjoy sketching people - especially when they have their backs to me! I'm a people watcher, nothing like sitting in busy places like airports and city centers watching people hustling and bustling about.

Someone gave me this photo they had taken of me sketching out in the gardens. bad repro as my scanner is not connected and I had to take a photo of the photo!

Weekend tomorrow and lots of work planned.
1. Hoping to play with the new pastels and do some painting too - plein air if the sun is shining.
2. Need to order some panels (decisions to be made over which sort to get - input welcomed) and a wet canvas carrier too.
3. Admin time too - no escaping that.
4. Also need to think about a sketchbook for the sketchbook exchange I have joined. To make a homemade one or to buy one? Another question!

That will do for a start.

Happy Friday everyone!


Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Anita, happy Friday to you too. These sketches are fabulous! Sorry, I can't help with info on a wet canvas carrier and such...have a very productive weekend!!

Jeanette said...

Sketches of people are always interesting. You've got a great selection of people sketched here.

I'm looking for a wet panel holder or may make one myself. I just found a very nicely sized box easel to take with me in the car for try plein air, if the weather ever holds.

This weekend I hope to have something on canvas or paper in plein air.

Anita said...

Thank you Teresa.

Jeanette - I've seen everything from carriers which are just metal clips with handles to wooden boxes. I really liked the nylon ones on but they wont accept military postal addresses so that is out for me.

Karen Appleton said...

Hey Anita,
I am sitting in Starbucks right now with my laptop and sketch book. Fun to get your comment and check out your fantastic sketches while I'm attempting the same. I'm not very good with moving targets!

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