Monday, August 08, 2011
Sketches on the bus, train and tube in August I
These are some recent sketches on public transport. There's always a wonderful fascination about the human face. Recording glimpses of it in different moods and settings is a delight. The public transport is just one of those places where one can get the most varied of the faces of people from all works of life. Sketching then becomes irresistible!
"Anyone with ordinary intelligence and application can learn to sketch more or less "correctly", provided he has a capable mater continually at his elbow to point out his mistakes; for to see proportions, facts and forms scientifically needs much practice and experience. To observe with an artist's eye is another matter altogether, and is a gift which only the aesthetic soul can possess."-Borough Johnson from his Book The Technique of Pencil Drawing(1930)