people sketching while waiting
Little courtyard off the waiting room, people waiting to be seen by the doctor; Rotring pen, water soluble felt pen with waterbrush and Parker jotter in Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook
I'm seeing rather too much of hospital waiting rooms at the moment - but the weather was nice so we waited in a little courtyard garden, just off the waiting room, for our appointment - which of course was running late. Sketching people out in the fresh air relieved the boredom considerably :>)
Not great sketches - my excuse is that the models kept twitching and moving and crocheting and suchlike, making it impossible to do the woman's hands for instance - for me anyway.
I just can't enjoy sketching like this with my Rotring pen - I find nibs too scratchy. :>( (man on the top right). I binned my Lamy pen because no matter what I did or how I cleaned it, it refused to let the ink flow freely - not one I'd ever buy again - unless Lamy want to send me one that works? I wish I could find an affordable pen that flexes and where the ink really flows freely.
I quite like the washes you cn sweep out from the felt pen (brush-like tip one end, drawing tip the other end) and have always enjoy drawing in biro/ballpoint pen.
Oh well, it was a bit of practice and saved me from ennui :>).
What is your preferred medium for these sort of quick sketches?
I will finish the series of 'essentials' when life calms down a little.