These are more of the sketches I do on a regular basis on public transport. I love this exercise and I think it is something anyone who embarks on long journeys around London should try and do at one time or the other. There are so many interesting faces on the bus, train and tube!
|The human face remains to me a thing a wonder...I am on the train, I have just finished sketching an old man, then he...|
I took a picture early in the morning at Waterloo station last year and decided to make a drawing out of it. This one was done in coloured pencil with some sanguine dust and the help of puuty rubber for special effects and highlights. I wanted to create that morning feel on platform 4 at waterloo station in the morning. It was a bit misty too so I really worked into this one loosing as much detail...
All these sketches are done right on the train. I have to find a good position and a good model. The key to these is not to keep eye contact and to be very very observant. Eventually you'll get the hang of it with constant practice. What I look for first is the shape and angles of the heads and then the tonal values, then the details. Happy veiwing!