So! It’s finished (or is it?)! The just-concluded #oneweek100people2018 initiated by Marc Taro Holmes and Liz Steel was both a challenge and interesting to say the least. I have eyed this challenge last year on Instagram but never got the courage to join as my biggest drawing weakness is in people or human form (and perspective). I typically avoid it in my urban sketches when I am out.
This time, I finally summed up the courage to actually show up and try this challenge. Here are what I ended up doing…
Drew from life mostly… People from the park and around me. I love the woman with curlers in her hair who just came and sat down oblivious to anything except her phone. Trying to summon the courage to directly sketch with a brush pen.
It was raining so I ended up looking up photos online and drawing these from stock library images. Still hoping to get better with sketching with ink.
Another day and struggle to fit time in to draw from life. I did manage to sketch a few while sitting near the subway station entrance, watching people trying to cross the road around the busiest intersection near my office (#35-#43). Did one of my ping-pong instructor with his young student. I also sketched from photos I took on the streets from earlier that morning (#46-#50).
Explorations between using pencils and brush pens to create miniature people.
Finally catching up and finishing up the last few people sketches. This was a set done in pencils and light washes copied from a book called Wisdom (except mine had Judy Dench on the cover), a gift from my sis-in-law from years ago.
Not perfect but love some of the results. So definitely doing this again next year!
Thank you for reading.