I am especially drawn to sketching people as they connect with each other. As I waited for a friend this afternoon I was caught by what looked to me like the body language of stressful reflection and sympathetic listening. The figure on the left sat up straight with folded arms and but kept looking down as she spoke, sometimes pausing. The figure on the right leaned forward and kept her eyes on her friend’s face, spoke seldom and exuded sympathy. I was glad that by the luck of being early I had the chance to sketch this interaction.
I am using a larger variety of brushes and planning the strokes before making them, attempting to show both texture and shape with each stroke. The colors were not this vivid but I love using these bright gouache paints.
This is a pastel and gouache sketch.