Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Digital Sketch: Man on the Street

Today I was downtown at a cafe trying my hand at sketching in the digital world when this man walked by. He had a great look about him and I only had a moment to commit his image to memory before he passed out of view. Just after I finished sketching him he passed by again and I was able to check my work. It was a fun exercise that I'll be doing a lot more of.


Willy Ashworth said...

Hi Paton

Cool beans! You really get a sense of what this guy looked like.

Great exercise that..I've done it with my sketch book, but not with a tablet. Must try that soon. What are the young kids calling it..."cafe drawings?"

I was drawing in a coffee shop one day, years ago, and the guy I was drawing across the room came over and demanded payment!!

I bought him a coffee eventually, but he was really upset that I had violated his privacy.

One must be subtle sometimes while sketching strangers. It makes some folks uncomfortable.

I've found most people like it though.

Paton said...

Great advice Willy. This guy was just passing by so I didn't get a chance to stare at him too long.

Thanks for stopping by.


Mauro Sebastián González said...

Muy buenos tus dibujos! muy simpáticos y graciosos. Voy a seguir entrometiéndome en tu blog.


CarolineJarvis said...

Sweeeet dude!!
Did you get his # for me??