Thursday, August 17, 2006

panhandler scene: take two


This morning I had some time to kill so I wandered back downtown. As anticipated, I was approached by two people asking for money. I wonder if they can't guess by the fact that I am an 'artist' that I am probably 'starving' as well. Hmmm. Anyway, I sat across from the old Kress building, my favorite downtown architectural landmark. Like most other Kress stores, the building is art deco in style. The details are amazing. Unfortunately I wasn't close enough to capture this very well, but perhaps another day.

I've got to start carrying a greater variety of pens in my bag. I feel like this drawing would be more successful if the trees and bushes in the foreground had been drawn with a larger tip pen.

6 comments:

melissa w said...

you've been busy. A great sketch. I love the linework.

Malinda said...

Great linework sketches! Welcome to Everyday Matters!

seastartrue said...

I like seeing what you come up with. Really great art. Yes I would try carrying different pens with you. At least that would give you options.

Maybe you need to have a little sign stating "Staving Artist" to put down by you while you sketch...

Ladyariel

suzanne said...

I think the "starving artist sign" is a great idea. Perhaps then I can be the one to collect the money :)

Jana Bouc said...

Great sketch and really interesting--lots to look at it. I'm glad you offer the larger version to see by clicking. I haven't tried using different pen widths in the same drawing. If you do another that way, please note that in the text--I'm interested to see how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

I've just wandered into your blog and loved all the sketches. It's actually inspiring me to sit down with my pencil after a long time.
It's really to great to see your talented works. I'll make it a habit of coming here more.
Best Wishes..