After investigating and studying the surrounding buildings in our Local Universe, we were to now turn our focus on the life in our area. People.
The true focus was to draw people from life, as they move, walk, run, sit, drink, eat. It was extremely difficult as people move faster than I draw. However the exercise to was to collect the data of clothing, movement and character.
It was important to capture different scenes, groups of people, a single person.
I didn’t go out with a specific scene or moment in mind, more of a general feel of what the public were doing. It is easier to capture people sitting or drinking, as if they are having a break from work. I guess I focused more on this.
I try to create a lot of gestural marks when drawing from life, as this gives a sense of energy within the image, and plus it can give the illusion of movement without having to draw surrounding patterns, like wind, rain etc….