“Hey, I am just a city boy, I’m really not the country kind, I miss the city streets and the neon lights. See the train comin’ round the bend…” The first sketch is a passenger on a train back to the city (Bath, not NY…), after a walk in the Mendips. Then there’s a group of tourists in central Bath, followed by the original line drawing done on location. Then a cafe scene (and the same cafe previously), a man I saw in the local X-ray department, and finally some people on a train station platform. I love cities, so many people to sketch!
All done with fountain pen and ink-brush, with a bit of white crayon and ink on the first picture, and a dab of gold in the cafe, mostly A5 – from 2 to 30 mins
Really enjoy these people sketches. The first sketch I really enjoy, the hands are esp. good. When you first started drawing people, did you first draw with pencil? Do you draw from magazines?
Many thanks! Drawing people seems to be my default sketching mode… I’ve really drawn in pencil, mostly because I don’t like the feel of them on paper
… (Hit post by accident!) I meant to say I’ve NEVER really drawn in pencil. But that’s changing as I’ve discovered the super-smooth 6B Grafwood pencil. So, straight in with ink, and no under-drawing. Hence the visible ‘mistakes’ like the X-ray man’s head. And I only usually draw from life, I like the challenge! Ed
Thanks, great blog! You’ve inspired me to go out more and sketch people!
Excellent, job done! Ed
Can you tell I’m catching up on your posts? I took an unplanned break from sketching and am only now just coming back and working my way through the archives. Your people sketching is fabulous, particularly those interior sketches. I can picture myself being there.