I did a lot of sketches this past week in New Orleans. However, since my mom and I were out gallivanting in the French Quarter almost every day, my sketches were mainly confined to the quiet periods sitting in the airport, or the few times when I went down to the hotel lobby to see if I could capture some of the comings and goings. (One such fun sighting was Project Runway’s Tim Gunn. If I hadn’t been so shy, I would have told him that I’m a fan!)
My favorite sketch from the lobby (and no, it’s not Tim Gunn) is this one:
Last night when I got home, I did two more sketches. These were invented faces and were done with my beloved Carter’s flexible nib fountain pen:
Although I was working from my imagination, the inspiration for the two face sketches was this “how-to” YouTube video for rendering fashion faces:
P.S. YouTube is one of my favorite resources for “how-to” videos…and not just for drawing. My husband and I once learned a dance routine off of YouTube for a showcase dance at a symphony gala. How good were we? Well, that’s material for another post!