Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sketching people

Last weekend I participated in an arts and crafts fair in San Miguel de Allende. I love this events! I can have direct contact with art lovers, many stop by to chat, make appointments to visit my studio or to ask questions and register for classes. It is an unique experience I recommend to any artist no matter how new or seasoned. To me it's pure fun, this is why I continue doing it for the last 9 years.
For the next 5-7 days I'll post sketches of people vendors and shopper. When sketching people at an event or bus stop you have 10 sec to may be 3 min. People will move as they look around so I sketch without looking at the paper, at least for the first 10-15 sec. since I don't know how long they'll stay in one spot or or one posture.

Trust that your hand extended into your pen will follow the eye/ brain signals.
One student told me that a friend artist told he " DONT MAKE IT PRECIOUS!"
 I agree, it's just for your enjoyment .

10 to 15 sec. sketch. The couple moved on fast
so could not get more then few lines on the page.
I sketched looking at the subject 90% of the time and just picking
a little at the page.
By Cristiana of Cristi Fer Art Studio, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I spent a little longer on
This sketch 1 -2 min
As the couple looked at the merchandise of the vendor across from me.
Still needed to move fast since they were moving constantly as picking up
merchandise and talking.
Sketch by Cristiana of Cristi Fer Art Studio,
San Miguel De Allende

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