Waiting rooms are a bore especially if you're not waiting for your appointment, but have brought someone to the doctor for theirs. A chauffeur these last two weeks, I waited with a sketch pad, a few pencils of assorted leads, a knead eraser and my iPad camera, for future reference. I prefer the iPad's larger format over the Smartphone, which does take sharper pictures, but one device is enough. I am not that interested in accuracy as much as I am in capturing the expression, the body language, the mood. My favorite graphite sketching pencil is the General 314 used as if it were a piece of vine charcoal. My sketching style is both additive and subtractive. a soft lead and the knead are my main tools. A bridge is handy too if you work all over the composition as I do and dislike palm drag.
This sketch became a drawing when I went back into it to better render the man's clothing.
I loved the way the light hit the folds of his clothing.
|This guy could be Steve Bannon, but he's just a guy filling out his health forms.|