Sunday, March 7, 2010
More drawings from the Underground
I've heard people say that it can be intimidating drawing someone on the subway. What if they look up and see you drawing them? These days, you need never fear. NOBODY LOOKS UP ANYMORE. Everyone's face is so deeply buried in his gadget, you can do a sculpture if you feel like it.
I'm not an expert at drawing from life, but here is a tidbit I am relearning. When you are drawing someone from life, don't look away from your figure for more than a dot or a dash. Don't look at the nose and say to yourself, "now I will spend some time drawing a nose, because I remember how to draw a nose." You have to study every curve and taper in it because each line will be unique to that nose, the way each person's nose is unique to his face. You have to draw it as if it's the very first nose you have ever seen.
This is what I keep telling myself, anyway.