Strike the pose!
Strike the pose!
No, I’m not getting mad. I’m justing having little time and strength for sketching (really? How it comes?), because lot of work, because I’m working also on my leather projects because the family is growing. Well probably it’s just a pack of excuses, and my invisible friend is laughing. But I hold on tight!
Well apart from this bunch of excuses and apart of my invisible friend is laughing I’d like to have anytime a sketching kit. Even when I go out with my baby to have a walk. Especially in these days of summer when the sunset is so sweet and the air is mild.
There is a place where we go very often, near our house, the small port or the marina docks.
Lots of ships… One day I will go there with a big stool and I will sketch any single ship, vessel, barca, barchetta, whatever floats! 🙂
Here there is a small amphitheater where people sits, enjoy the view, and some are even sketching. Like me. Let’s say me.
And I find very funny in these times to sketch people holding several poses while sitting on the small arena.
Ok, I sketched this on at the beach. But with the same feelings.
I just try to sketch these poeple very quickly, i’m not interested in the details but how they strike the pose. Or better, how they live their natural poses. You know, especially in Italy is funny to make this studies. I think with a sort of training anyone can tell a story about one people just looking how he walk or how that child is yawning or how a woman is shaking a hand.
For most of these sketchings I used to go with my essential monochrome kit, and I washed them instantly with watercolors from my Sketching Kit Mark III. I even tried to use some pencil (it was a long time that I was not using my mechanical pencil) just to follow some hints from Marc Taro article on Drawing People in Motion.
I’m trying to gather more experience and to add more art arsenal techniques from this great sketcher.
The beauty of sketching in my opinion is that you always learn, change and adapt of your mood, subject, colors. Crazy me? Probably! 🙂