I left my sketching pretty late again today. I’m still working on building those better habits I keep talking about. It’s an ongoing process. I get the feeling it may be a lifelong process really. I didn’t hit any kind of productivity groove until quite late in the day and by then I had accumulated a fairly daunting pile of things to do. It was another one of those days when I was glad to have been introduced to the Something to Draw website. I think trying to come up with something to draw may have been too daunting a task for me otherwise.
Instead, I just refreshed until I found a picture I liked and didn’t find too intimidating for today. The first one to catch my eye was a black and white photo by Marta Rybicka of a man on the street reading (or more like studying) a newspaper. I was captivated by the expression on his face and the interesting play of shadows and light.
My painting wasn’t entirely in black and white though. I couldn’t resist at least a little splash of colour. I did my best to capture the rest though. Sadly I didn’t have space on the page to fit as much of the figure as was captured in the photograph. I suppose I should have plotted out my spacing better before starting. I still find it quite interesting though. I can’t help but wonder what was going through this man’s mind. What did he see in the newspaper? It’s an interesting image that I think could make a good story.