Thursday, September 06, 2007

taking a backseat

If I have a choice of where to sit in a room, I'll always choose the back. Why? Only because it is the best place to draw.

As a result of this seating situation, I'd estimate that about 50% of the sketches in my sketchbook are of the backs of peoples' heads. Sometimes I draw what they are looking at, other times simply heads.

Here's a selection from the last few days:

10 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Nice drawings!

lynne said...

Just so wildly impressed I can't even tell you!

wagonized said...

Boy do i relate to your choice of seating -- for exactly that reason!
I like seeing them in a series like this.

Joan Y said...

Hehe, that guy in the bottom picture looks like he's watching you draw him. Was he? Great sketches!

paula said...

Heh! I do the same thing. It's not too bad sketching from the extreem sides, either. Sitting in front gives you a closeup of the speaker, etc. to sketch. All kinds of options! Excellent, bringing up your reasons for sitting where you do, Suzanne!

sezales said...

Hey Suzanne!

I always love to look at your blog. You always inspire me to draw in my sketchbook!

Drawing the bike upside down was actually easier for me. I guess since the bike was upside down I looked at the design a whole different way than just knowing what a bike looked like in a normal position!

Anita said...

Love the last one especially!

brian nelson said...

Great sketches!

martha said...

Great collection of sketches! You are really good at capturing people.

Genine said...

These are awesome!!
Love your observations!