03 August 2008

Father


I don't use to make portraits. I must recognize I'm afraid of failing the resemblance and so, when I draw people I pay attention to gestures and attitudes leaving resemblance aside (I'd like to have France's eye for portraits!). Anyways, I'm quite proud of this one. My father was solving a crossword puzzle near the swimming pool and I made a very fast scribble (less than a minute) with a Pentel GFKP brush pen. I was really surprised of the (lucky) resemblance on such a quick sketch and I put immediately some watercolor touches. The whole drawing took about 5 minutes. I don't know if I really "catched the moment" as it's used to be said for photographies, but I sure can relive the whole scene when I see it.
The whole sketchbook can be seen here.