For many of us weekends are for rest. But some need to go to work.
What are they thinking? What are they listening? Where are they going? What is their occupation? How are they feeling? One thing I know–I must not judge them by their appearance or invent stories about their lives because I don’t know who they are.
Everything that we do demands time and in order to start something we need to make time for it– whether it is to practice something new or to hone something familiar. Sketches in Transit is a personal project of doing sketches while commuting or traveling and the journey in between. It is a way to make time for art and get those rigid fingers to do some loose sketches again. Most of all it is a time to observe, appreciate, reflect and rest. Moments … Read More
I prefer the act of doing quick sketches. Just a waterproof pen and a sketchbook is enough to draw the lines and follow the contours of the object. Head up and down as I see and notice the curves and the object gather. Lines often crooked and wobbly and personal. I paint my sketches mostly at home with a reference photo just so I can remember the colors (but I don’t follow them mostly!) Often I will shade the sketch on the … Read More
People at Food Master, pen and color pencil A friend of mine told me how one of my previous sketches is a bit out of proportion. Before answering, I paused and thought of the many reasons why artists or anyone cannot seem to begin something because they want to reach that state where they can tell themselves, “This is perfect! I am ready.” But in reality is we can never be ready unless we start at some point and learn from … Read More
I wasn’t able to sketch during our travel walks because we are always in a hurry hence the airport sketches. I adore sketching people better than architecture and things. I think because there is a certain excitement of capturing forms and actions in a quick manner. Sketching humans on location means to be able to adapt to changes and movements of people. You can see many of my unfinished sketches and broken lines. Sometimes I prefer to just draw their shoes. … Read More