Sketches on the train, tube and bus in December II

people sketches

These are more from my catch up, from sketching on public transport- The thing about these exercises is it really helps increase one's skill in being able to record fleeting moments in a short space of time, something really essential for the plein air painter too. It is a skill and can be acquired with constant good practice. But it does take time to develop over the years. I started doing this in 2004 and looking back, and covering hundreds of sketchbook pages, it has the profound ability to improve one's eye and hand co-ordination-something essential for all representational artists today! That's the whole essence of the popularity of Life Drawing, whether from long or short poses.

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