I basically just wanted to erase this whole page. It’s quite likely that I would have had I actually had the foresight to bring my eraser with me this morning. Alas, the eraser was left sitting abandoned on my desk and as punishment I am stuck uploading these terrible sketches to the internet. That’ll teach me.
The other important lesson that I learned today was that it is far easier drawing spontaneous life sketches of people sitting in waiting room than it is drawing sketches of people at the shops. They just don’t stay still for more than two seconds! It’s almost as if they had their own busy lives to lead … and no compassion for my poor nerves! Every time I chose a subject and began to draw them they would disappear.
In short, this is another one of those things that I definitely need more practice with. Unsurprisingly, I do much better with stationary subjects than with moving and disappearing subjects.