Sketching the Sketchers
Here’s some little portrait sketches from our last USK:MTL dim sum lunch.
There’s a style right now for brightly colored eyeglass frames that makes for fun drawings. My feeling on drawing eyeglasses is – don’t draw the entire frame. Leave some of it to the imagination to avoid overpowering the face.
I suppose that is weird advice – because I can say that about absolutely anything. Don’t draw everything you see :) Less is more. Make the viewer interact with the sketch. Make the brain interpret the lines. It’s more fun for everyone.
I still had my small vial of diluted ink to draw with. I think it really works for these little portraits. They’re in a 6×9″ pad of Strathmore 400 watercolor paper. I had thought these were cheap little pads (I bought them in a Michaels in some small town, as emergency back up on a trip). But it’s actually very nice paper. I finally realized, when it comes to Strathmore paper, the higher the number the better (300,400,500).