LIVING LINE

Some recent sketches, made on my iPhone 6s Plus, using just my finger, no stylus, and the app SketchTime. Try it, it's great fun, and you can playback the drawing in progress.

It's nice to take a break from more finished work from time to time, and just follow a simple line as it explores the forms that present themselves.

I find the most satisfying are, like these three backpackers, a minimum of line enclosing a maximum of space and gesture:

Now go try it! Let your line suggest, rather than define the subject, and just enjoy. Wait a couple of weeks, then go back and look at them with fresh eyes. You will be amazed at the amount of memory and suggestion packed into such a simple sketch!

I'm pretty sure SketchTime is also available for Android users, too.

Hasta mañana.

 

RECENT SKETCHES / TWO APPROACHES

I just can't seem to find time to do my post on the San Juan Market in Mexico City, yet.

But I did promise to post something every day, so here are some sketches from the past couple of days.

The first three are part of my experiment of blowing up my travel research images from the iPad onto the big screen tv, and drawing on my iPhone.

One advantage of working this way is that I can get more than one go at a passing subject as I did with this tourist couple. Back on April 10, I did something similar, yet different. I blew up iPhone images to draw from on my iPad. These newer ones are a bit looser and less overworked. Part of that is intentional. I was deliberately trying to work faster, more like on-the-spot sketching. I don't know, yet, what difference it made, drawing on the iPad versus the iPhone. Probably not much. We'll see.

Whether from life, from photos, or from video, I really love drawing on the iPhone, especially the 6+, with its larger screen. And for stealth drawing in public, it is still small enough and unobtrusive enough.

Besides, just as photographers say, the best camera is the camera you have with you. So, too, the best sketchpad is the sketchpad that is always with me, my iPhone 6+

The following faces are what I like to do when watching tv. At least my time isn't completely wasted, eh?

Now that's what I call exercise. I know, I know, that's not the only kind of execise I need. Well, we did go out dancing a few nights ago. And we almost did again last night. Honest.

My sincere thanks to all who have already commented on yesterday's post. Your suggestions are being seriously considered. Replies coing soon. Promise.

And to those who might still comment, I'm kind of shooting in the dark without your input.

Hasta Mañana