Tag Archives: Nonverbal Communication

Making Dinner

Our hosts made dinner and so much more for us this week in Florida. And I had fun making quick sketches of them in action. I like the harmony of these two and think I caught a bit of it … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Visiting a cousin who grew up with you long ago can cause the memories to come cascading back, especially if heightened by old photos and the music of your past.  The body language of these two cousins on a shared … Continue reading

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Sweet Caroline at the Pond

Although I am no longer at the ranch where I did the basic drawing for this sketch, I liked the drawing of the figure sitting on the float and wanted to finish it. I liked the way she looked off … Continue reading

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Sheila Speaks to Students at CONALEP Plantel Temixco

My sister Sheila Polk gave a presentation to students at CONALEP Plantel Temixco, a technical high school near Cuernavaca, and I jumped at the chance to go along. Retired or not I still love going to schools and this one … Continue reading

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A Third Attempt to Get the Debate Sketch Right

Monday night I sketched the presidential debate in charcoal and on Tuesday I worked in Procreate to improve the sketch. My cousin Ann commented on the second sketch, “Like it but I’d put him further back on the right and … Continue reading

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Cerdos Farmers Market, Solana Beach

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met at Cerdos Farmers Market, Solana Beach today, in an attempt to stay cool as we sketched. This woman and her dog caught my eye as they sat waiting for their companion to finish his lunch. … Continue reading

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Man Watches Election News

We sat in the kitchen last night after supper, watching the latest news about the coming election.  It was so intense that I had dull the impact by pulling out my iPad and sketching. As I drew I noticed the expression … Continue reading

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Luke Waits for His Walk

I sketched and sketched Luke this evening, while he waited and waited, keeping a close eye on me. I liked this sketch because I caught a bit of his attentive look. This is a Procreate sketch.

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After Oral Surgery

Going to the oral surgeon is not fun. However, it does present a novel opportunity for capturing a type of body language that I do not normally see. This is a watercolor and soluble pencil sketch that was edited using Procreate.

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Bodega Bay

I used a new paint for me today, gouache paint. Although the paint’s behavior surprises me greatly, I enjoyed using it very much. Compared to watercolor, gouache is heavy and thick. It leaves brush marks that suggest the movement of the wind … Continue reading

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