Project the Moving Figure: Sitting and waiting – Part 2

1 - Quick Sketches on Photocopy

After giving up at the park the first time and going home and doing some drawing from the Bangkok Post, I felt I was ready for going back to the park and doing some more drawing of moving figures.

In a Sketchbook Walk and 360 Degree Studies, I had done some drawings in Suan Rod Fai (Railway Park) so as well as taking my sketchbook to the park I took some photocopies of those drawings with me, just to try something different. After cycling about 7 km to the park and riding round to find the places where I had done the original drawings I parked the bike up, took out my drawing tools and my photocopies and started to draw.

1 - Quick Sketches on Photocopy
1 – Quick Sketches on Photocopy

The park was very busy and apart from a guy with a walking stick most of the people traffic was fast moving but I did manage to draw quite a few figures on the first photocopy and hone my technique which was to  draw them in one spot but to keep watching and drawing as they moved.

2 - Quick Sketches on Photocopy over white Pen
2 – Quick Sketches on Photocopy over white Pen

The next two efforts were a bit more difficult as the photocopies were quite dark so I sketched the figures in white pen and then went over them in felt tip. The colours were a bit off but the figures were actually quite good and in proportion.

3 - Quick Sketches on Photocopy over white Pen
3 – Quick Sketches on Photocopy over white Pen

Having used oil pastel in the first part of this exercise and being quite happy with it I leaned against a bench on the other side of the path in the drawing above and started to sketch in 4 girls walking down the path, I worked from left to right sketching in the limbs then the shadow colours on the girls T shirts and shorts. I only managed to draw three of the girls as they were moving to quick. I then touched up the drawing after they had passed with shadow on their arms legs and faces and added hair then added the background, which was basically the view straight in front of me.

4 - Walking Women in Oil Pastel
4 – Walking Women in Oil Pastel

The background in the next sketch wasn’t that great but I was pretty pleased with the job I did mixing two joggers into one the legs and body of the guy in the foreground were actually from two different joggers.

5 - Running Man in Oil Pastel
5 – Running Man in Oil Pastel

I admire people who know their overweight or out of shape and do something about it and the bandaged guy in the next drawing was struggling but he kept going and he gave me a great opportunity to make another sketch.

6 - Walking Wounded in Oil Pastel
6 – Walking Wounded in Oil Pastel

The last sketch was of a guy, dressed as a woman, walking through the park praying. I actually think he was posing for me but he was walking quite fast so it half of it is from memory.

7 - Guy in Womens dress walking through Park Praying in Oil Pastel
7 – Guy in Womens dress walking through Park Praying in Oil Pastel
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