Drawing Real People

12 Jan

Green J

After getting some installations ready for a new exhibition in Penarth, “Print From Two Cities”, which I helped to install yesterday, I’m back to drawing my series of 30 minute portraits of Baby Boomers, my generation, born between 1946 and 1964. I’m aiming to do 100 of these drawings and so far I’ve done 20. Long way to go. Someone asked me why I don’t draw from photos, but I think that my drawings from photos look just like that, drawings from photos. Part of the process of doing these portraits is having conversations with real people, finding common ground and also where our experiences differ. It’s so interesting and sparks ideas for how to develop from this work. Talking to people while I draw them also helps me to do more animated drawings. Drawn with a graphite stick into an A5 spiral bound sketchbook,

6 Responses to “Drawing Real People”

  1. okayolive January 24, 2016 at 23:01 #

    I love your use of line work! Inspired to start incorporating some line work into my own work now 🙂

  2. Alli Farkas January 13, 2016 at 03:32 #

    I really do love the sensitivity of these “line scribbles”. So much expression with just thin lines!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 13, 2016 at 10:31 #

      Thank you Alli. It helps enormously to sit with the person and interact with them 🙂

  3. Sharon Mann January 13, 2016 at 01:03 #

    This is a great project, this man has a wonderful friendly face. I was born in 1949, I wish I lived in your region to have a portrait done. 😄

    • Rosie Scribblah January 13, 2016 at 10:32 #

      Thanks Sharon. Yes, he has one of those smiley faces and we had a terrific conversation 🙂

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