Open wide…

I’ve tried ‘extreme sketching’ a couple of times before, drawing while walking along (see bottom of post), during a paintball session, in the rain, and while on a merry-go-round. I enjoyed the challenge and the resulting shaky lines, so last week I had a go at sketching the view from a dentist’s chair during a routine check-up…  I managed to do the pencil line drawing while they were delving into my mouth, holding the sketchbook out beyond their hands and instruments. I added some shade and white when I got home. The dentists were slightly bemused by my request, but interested in the result, seeing a patient’s-eye view of their masked faces peering down at them!  Further below is the object of the dentist’s fascination, drawn while grimacing into a mirror. Any suggestions for a new challenge?

1 2 151Pencil, Lexington grey in water-brush, white gouache, A5 – 10 minutes, when I got home

teeth01Pencil, A5 – 3 minutes, while in the chair

teeth02Pencil, Lexington grey in water-brush, white Gelly Roll pen, A6 – 15 minutes

gouachePigma 1mm pen, A6 – 1 minute

walk1Pencil, dilute Lexington grey in water-brush, A5 – 1 minute

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to Open wide…

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I think you have struck a “first” — I have never seen a sketch from the dental chair before!

    – Tina

  2. Joan says:

    Well that is a novel perspective. Fun.

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