Tag Archives: gesture drawings

A Quickie

6 Aug


Just time for a quick blog tonight. Husb and I went to an outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ on the street beach this evening and just got back so I did a speedy scribble of an old lady’s head, took me 4 minutes. And now to bed. Exciting day tomorrow. It’s what I’ve been practicing for.

Heads And Curry

2 Aug


Went to our local curry house this evening, the incomparable Vojon. I’ve been practicing gesture drawings of heads this week, keeping to a 3 minute time limit, but working from photos. This evening, I did some sketching at the curry house. It isn’t as easy or as quick to work from real life as people fidget and you can get close up to photos.


The first chap was covered in tribal tattoos. The couple were totally focused on eating their curry. I used a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen size S into my little spotty A6 sketchbook.

Head Gestures

29 Jul


I did some gesture drawings of heads when I was out and about in Swansea earlier. Gesture drawings are ones that are done very quickly, capturing the essence of the subject, zooming in on the most important details.

The drawing on the left was done in a few seconds, way under a minute and the others took perhaps a couple of minutes each. No more. I used a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen size S into my little spotty sketchbook, size A6.

Gestures On The Beach

13 Jul


I was on the beach in Swansea Bay again earlier, having a walk and a workout on the outdoor gym equipment. I stopped awhile to have a bit of a scribble into my little spotty sketchbook, size A6, with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen size S.


Typically called gesture drawings, these speedy sketches force you to analyse quickly and just get down the fundamentals, no time for the details.

%d bloggers like this: