Sunday, 5 October 2014

People Watching

I have always watched people, their emotions, attitudes and body language.


These days I take my A5 size sketchbook with me wherever I go and try to sketch at least two people per outing. Often it is only an outline and if so I finish it at home.  The first one was an outline, as I didn't want to make it obvious I was drawing her.  I find it works as if I tried to sketch the full portrait I get bogged down in trying to get an likeness and often it ends up a mess.  The one on the opposite page only took about 5 minutes.


The other bit of sketching I do is when watching TV.  I sit on the sofa with my coloured pencils and doodle draw.  This is how I get my quirky faces, as I am not looking at the drawing so am not fussed about detail.

Are you a people watcher?

Linking to Sunday Sketches hosted by Alexandra of Blue Diary 
Illustrations.

Have a great creative week.

10 comments:

  1. I'm a people watcher myself but I rarely sketch people....hoping to change that. Nice sketches! :)

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  2. I've never really tried to sketch people quickly while I was out and about. That sounds like it could be really fun. I love your "lost in thought" sketch. You were able to get so much emotion. Great job!

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  3. lovely sketches! I can't say I am a people watcher though, but good for you Sharon!

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  4. i love your colored pencil drawings so much! they are so loose and imaginative!!

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  5. I enjoy people watching as well, and can spend hours at a local coffee shop doing so. lol Great expressions, especially on the second group. :)

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  6. What fun. No I've never done this as I think people would spot me staring at them as I struggled to slowly draw them. Good idea to do it from the TV pictures.
    I like the right hand one on the first photo, she looks sweet and interesting, and I can imagine her in colour.

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  7. These are fabulous! I used to sketch people during my daughter's swim meets, because we always had down time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but haven't done it in a while. You may have just prompted me to do it again. Blessings!

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  8. The most inspiring thing is to draw the human faces and postures. You have reminded me to take up the pen again, thankU!

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  9. Your TV sketching idea sounds great because the outcome looks great too! I love all your people. They all have such a special character and your colors are always matching with the faces perfectly!

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