For a bit of hand eye co-ordination. See what I did there ? Did ya ? Did Ya ? What I did ? .....Oh never mind...
This guy knew I was sketching him and would not keep still. So I ended up with a page of false starts which I quite like.
Whereas this guy was so lost in tired daydreaming I think a meteor could have struck us all down and he would have been left blinking in the rubble saying " Sorry, I missed that ? "
This one was also done on the way home from life drawing, and it amuses me that I used pencil instead of my usual weapon of choice, pen. Like that was the mode I had been set on that night, and nothing was going to change that. Like I had gone back to the factory default settings. And I was conscious at the time I couldn't get the shading as dark as I wanted, but it didn't figure to me why until much later.
Saw the Humphrey Ocean works at the NPG over the weekend. Massively inspired by them.
And it made me realise how what we choose to wear says so much about us. Of course, I know if you see someone in a three piece suit you can safely assume they aren't off down the sewers. And they want you to know that.
But this went beyond that. How the anonymity of ordinary, everyday clothes still says so much. How even how you try to disappear says stuff about you.
This guy was on the train into town, and I was taken by his diagonal quilted jacket. What does that say about him?