A few more weeks of SBS Polishing have gone by. Koosje re-introduced us to negative drawing and this week Vin Ganapathy showed us in some short vids how he sketches people, beginning with real life figures/friends and finalizing with photo reference.
Vin uses Tombows to colour his people … and last week I received my first Tombow from Japan (2.80€, including p&p) (incredible). It is a calligraphy pen and is something like a hard pen brush. It is just … magic … there are no other words for it. Especially in the Moleskine calendars I have for my daily gesture exercises.
Anyhow, before I forget, here are a few examples of my people sketching acitivities using the Tombow or an edding1800 (Felix Scheinberger introduced me to this pen). Some are from photo references and some a drawn while I was at an artisan’s market today. Two spreads are of my gesture drawing activities.