Monday, May 25, 2009

Sketches on the bus, train and tube in May VI



I am back with my more traditional way of sketching- Biro and Tom bow marker. Because it has been a long time I have used this medium, my hands felt very timid. I was quite worried myself. But as the day went on I grew in confidence again and I got a few sketches done. All these were done on Saturday last week.





7 comments:

Carolyn Ann Pappas said...

I have a whole set of Tombow markers and am curious about which # are you using. Thanks.

adebanji said...

Thanks Carolyn, the one I use with the black bic biro is Number 75- a very middle toned grey.

The Gypsy said...

expressive work as usual. I don't know why you felt timid - the creativity is in you, regardless of the medium you use - of that I am sure.

adebanji said...

Thanks The Gypsy,I'll always remeber that one!

Spider G said...

Sorry for the absence; I've been rather occupied with a number of things :).

First sketch is really worth a comment - you depicted their positions and the emotions on their faces really well, even if the shadows and details on the face are not quite as strong as I'm accustomed to seeing in your work. That said, of course, they're still boss :). You trail off a bit when you reach to the bottom, but I think you know that. Good for a quick sketch.

The second sketch is interesting because of the play of shadows on the older gentleman's face juxtaposed with his profile - very nice, and not much I can crit on that.

The next and last one I really want to speak on it the 4th one; the young man's face is very well done considering how wide you made the lines - or, maybe it's because of it. You fudged a little on the left side of the face, though; did you run out of time? It still looks good, but it's funny seeing a face incomplete from an artist who's so wonderful when it comes to depicting them.

That's all for now :)

adebanji said...

Thanks Spider G! Time is a factor when sketching on public transport, the longer the journey, the more time available. Welldone once again!

L.Holm said...

wonderful calligraphic marks, and love the tombow markers for washes. beautiful.