Saturday, June 14, 2008

Waiting


This was a very quick sketch done as I, along with my friends Eddy and Jen were waiting for people to show up for a caricature. We were somewhere in Scranton at big sort of "Works Day Out" event, four hours of non stop drawing in the hot sun. Good times.

8 comments:

Ira Robbins said...

beautiful. forground mid ground background etc. great color Steve.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Ira, I did this drawing a year ago and rediscovered it as I was going through an old sketchbook, it reminded me of a good day out at just after we had all graduated.

Larry said...

Stephen,

Thanks for the kind words...I've been enjoying your drawings as well, especially the subway sketches.

Best,
Larry

Suzanne said...

I like the color combination...

Pyracantha said...

Hi Stephen:

Thanks for commenting on my Photoshop "virtual life drawings." I really enjoy getting comments.

I have a question about your watercolors. How do you get that kind of "beaded up" texture? Do you use a crayon or some type of "resist" on your surface?

Stephen Gardner said...

Hi Hanna, the resist of which you speak comes one of two ways, firstly the drawings are done in a Moleskine sketchbook whose pages often have a natural resist to ink and watercolor however sometimes, because the paper quality in these sketchbooks can be inconsistent I carry a candle with me and to increase resist I drag it lengthwise across the page. Try it.

memi said...

I love this drawing-the compostion and the sense of space and scale simply describes the whole environment.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks so much Memi, To think I held off posting it for a year because I wasn't sure about it. Thanks again.