We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday with some Friends In The North, who are also sketchers. So there were plenty of opportunities to get out the pad and pens, and scribble around a bit.
Our host was sitting fairly still in the garden, sketching my husband. His concentration was such that he had no idea I was trying to draw him. Whilst this little portrait study doesn’t look much like its subject, I am pleased that it does in fact look like a plausible person, but more practice definitely needed.
One of the side effects of shading with Tombows which I really enjoy is that when you lift out pigment the black splits, removing the blue tones and leaving reddish ones, making the picture appear more colourful. I think that I could intentionally use this property to give an extra dimension to sketches.