Another challenge done! The just-concluded #oneweek100people2019 initiated by Marc Taro Holmes, Liz Steel, and Suhita Shirodkar was a fantastic way to brush up on drawing people again. This year, my goal was to (1) understand more about gestural drawing and (2) be quicker with drawing people so I can incorporate into my urban sketches.
These are my sketches this year…
Was on a business trip so drew people at the railway station waiting area.
I tried (or planned) to do more but after my morning quick sketch at a nearby coffee shop, I didn’t get any chance to do anymore.
Below is the colour version which I ended up doing in the evening.
Managed to actually head out early and check out a nearby park. A really small one but it’s in a quiet neighbourhood and there were a lot of aged p’s doing their exercises or morning gossip. LOL!
Drawing from photo except for my colleague having his lunch as there was no time to stop and sketch. (Yet again I got stuck at home!)
Fully occupied with meetings on Day 5 so had to make up for my quota on this day.
This day gave me a couple opportunities to sit outside and sketch people using the gestural sketching I was learning on Day 6. I got to go to the Shaoxing Park again from Day 3 and then had more time at the Fuxing Park. Watched a guy and an old woman doing their taichi exercises.
My favourite sketch was this last spread of men playing cards. (They were probably gambling…) I decided to leave these last sketches without colour. Not perfect but that’s fine with me… my brush pen ran out of ink…
Super hyped that I got more than 100 sketches this year and so want to do more as practise. Definitely something I want to do again on 2020!
Thank you for reading.
I love your art! Where did you learn to paint and to draw like that?
Hi, Laureen! Thank you very much! I pretty much learned some of the traditional methods at university (eons ago, it seems) and rest pretty much thru practice… Thank you again!