Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sketching live!!

Viveck was reading this morning, relaxed and comfortable on Nishka's front room sofa! The light was coming in from the big bay window, and I decided to plunge into my first 'live' sketch! I am pleased with this as besides being a reasonable likeness, I have managed to catch some light and shade as well. I am not sure I have got a 'sketching' technique in place with regards to pencil strokes, but will work on it!


  1. Sketching, the more you do, the more you know. This sketch looks successful Brinda. If you dare, you might try charcoal and a knead eraser with a fixative on hand. Charcoal is an excellent medium for catching the moment in a moment. You have the advantage of working by both adding and subtracting tonal values quickly. If you don't have fixative lying around, hairspray works--the cheaper the better.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely try that!

  3. You've done a great job Brinda...sketching 'live' isn't easy but you have captured features here and balance of the face really well. Keep up the good work.