IT'S ALL ABOUT FACES
There are three immutable laws that apply when I'm trying to sketch people in somewhere like a café.
1. They change their position
2. Someone stands in front of them
3. They get up and walk away.
This man sat opposite me in a crowded hospital waiting area a week or so ago. I was struck by his lovely face, and covert drawing was not an option, so I asked if I could draw him. He was quite chuffed, but before I had finished even this quick sketch he was called away by the nurse!
On a recent gallery visit I was fascinated by this man's hairstyle. He kindly let me photograph him - apparently a regular occurrence for him - and at home I made this quick sketch in my sketchbook.
As a contrast in style for a quick life sketch I like scribbling, which takes away the pressure to get a likeness.