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Old 04-17-2012, 03:22 AM
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..some travelling over the last couple of weeks brought in opportunities to sketch people in public places. As I do more of these, it seems like am building up on previous experiences and finding newer ways of recording. For example, this time around it dawned on me, from experience that, even if folks move often within seconds, more often than not, if one is patient, you can grab them at an almost similar pose at a later time. So, one can often start with a pose, move on to less important/less mobile parts when they move, and resume on the other parts as they revert back to/or close to the pose that was there at the start.

Anyways, here's a select few pages. All pencil. All done from live subjects as I looked around. Often, I quickly sketched the outlines and major shapes and would continue on filling tone later on. Hope you like them. Comments and critiques much appreciated

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Wonderful drawings. Must require a lot of skill in proportions. And give of cause. Thank you for showing this collection. Best regards Henning
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I enjoy these they are good. Number 2 is really a great sketch one of those rare captures of life with the composition and visual narrative nice one.

Like the way you drew the chef in number 5, number 9 for its simplicity of shapes and 10 for the feel of a traveler, 11 I like the simple out line of the thinker you caught something there that could be humorous and maybe a talent for catching the unwary, and 16 for the simplicity of the first figure.

I think you have to find a better way to suggest the hair for women as it is some feel like they are wearing wigs. I like quick sketches and its always about looking for the short hand to describe what you see, at least for me. I am always thinking of a line that can describe what I see quicker and better.

I think you can learn a lot from giancarlo80 sketches he has a way to describe people simply but artistically.
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These are outstanding, Kiran! You have captured their attitude- which is so skilled of you.
The father and child- really special!
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What a masterful collection. Congratulations.
I particularly like #1 for its intimacy, #2 for the weight of tiredness, and #7 for the simplicity of the technique.
You have a book in the making!!!
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Hi Kiran! It's so nice to see new work from you again!!

Your talent really shines when you do these live sketches. Your skill with proportions is undeniable. but what really makes your work distinctive is that you capture stories & emotions.

I love the intimacy of # 1 & 2, the use of parallel lines vs contour lines in 4 & 5, and both poses at the bottom of # 8.

# 16 also struck a chord with me - I can't help but wonder what her conversation is about when I look at her expression.

Absolute favourite? #2 of course!!!
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I love them all and it reminds me to get the sketch book going again
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They are all so beautiful...I have tried sketching but feel that's not my forte and you definitely encourage me to give it a try again. Loved your lines. Simple...yet so descriptive.
You have captured the moments beautifully. I see people in them and not sketches.
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Lovely sketches, Kiran. As others have noted, your constrained use of line is quite effective.

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I am very impressed and inspired by these. We all love number 2 and I also love how you hatch/shade, it makes such sense to do it that way in these circumstances. Excellent work, thanks for showing.
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These are so full of "present" time. thank you for sharing them with us. an inspiration and a lesson all in one.
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These are fun to look at and, I have to add that I am inspired also. Thanks for that!
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Hi Henning, thanks a lot for the thumbsup. The proportions are surely off in a hundred places, but with fast-moving people, it's not as much about being right, but more about having the figure believable. Am glad you find them such.

Hi Bill, thanks to you as well for the thumbs up. Glad you enjoy these, and thanks for pointing out the specifics on what you like on individual sketches. It really helps me see them in a different way , from the perspective of a viewer. Good point on the wig-like hair, need to work on that.

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I like quick sketches and its always about looking for the short hand to describe what you see, at least for me. I am always thinking of a line that can describe what I see quicker and better.
I do hope to get to that stage someday, of being more freer and responsive to the gist of the pose. Currently, I still seem to be looking for shapes and form. Let's see how it goes with passage of time and doing more of these. Also, thanks for pointing out giancarlo80's sketches. Definitely enjoyable

Hi Bethany, thanks much. That you can see some attitude coming across is nice to hear.

Hi Geoff, thanks a lot for the encouraging words. Am glad you found good things in the ones you pointed. Always good to hear how sketches come across to different individuals.

Hi Laurene, thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed these. I do think, I have gotten better at proportions and it's good to know you can see some stories. I have become less interested in faces these days, and seem to be tilting towards capturing a special something that is happening, whether it be folks talking, contemplating.

Hi Trevor, thanks! Taking a sketchbook along on my travels is one of the best steps I have taken. I really enjoy it.

Hi Tavleen, thanks a lot for the nice words. If you do enjoy sketching, I encourage you to pursue it. It might just become a forte after some practise.

Hi Kate, thanks a lot! Am glad you liked the line work.

Hi Tina, am glad the hatching works for you. It somehow comes naturally to me, but sometimes I feel, I could do a little less of that

Hi Wanda, thanks! Am glad you like these and that they have a feel of the "present".

Hi Mike, thanks! I often enjoy looking back at these sketches myself. Am glad you are inspired.
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