Category Archives: Body Language

In the Hallway

This is the last of the large sketches I did this past Thursday. The model, in red, posed with a kind of waiting attitude and I imagined that she looked like she was standing in a long line. Later when … Continue reading

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An Epidemic and a Flower of Hope

Today at my sketch group, our model worked hard. When it was time for her last pose, her tiredness showed and I was reminded of a woman I see occasionally at an underpass near our home. The woman has companions … Continue reading

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Something about Cooking Together

They stood so closely as they chopped onions, their body language stating that they clearly were a team and were clearly delighted to be with each other. There was something about this young couple cooking together that got my heart. … Continue reading

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Waiting For My Turn

This particular model, Fantasia, is one of my favorites. Generally, before I draw people, I look to see what I think the subject is feeling and then I work to convey that meaning as well as her looks. Fantasia puts … Continue reading

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California Rain

My sketching group had a model this morning who was quite expressive. Towards the end, she picked up an umbrella and had fun channeling our mixed feelings about our week of rain here in California. I used my new Inktense … Continue reading

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An Artist at Work

Torrey Pines State Reserve was a perfect place to paint this morning. I arrived expecting heavy fog but it had already moved out over the Pacific. As I thought about a vista to paint, my eyes kept looking over at … Continue reading

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A New Father

My brother sent us wonderful photos of his newest grandchild, including the one this sketch is based on.  I did not succeed in doing justice to the preciousness of the child or the pride of the father, but I like … Continue reading

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