It was a beautiful evening gathering so many new faces and old pals to do portraits together. I wasn’t really in a mood to participate even with so much anticipation. Most likely due to the earlier setback in urban sketching was demoralising after I stopped for a week and a half. Nevertheless, the enthusiastic artists around me were simply inspiring.
I was seated at the front row facing the posers directly most of the time. The full frontal perspective left little room for distinguishing facial features. Moreover, at the seated position which was low, the posers’ chin and nostrils were flaring at me furiously. See for yourself.
There were a few exceptional ones which seemed fine though.
Instead of whining, I managed to sketch a few posers on the other end for a better angle.
My speed of the night was the only consolation. Perhaps, it was the desperation of unable to express myself freely and the contortion of the angle available. I was pretty fast on my strokes and colouring. Check out this furry subject:
However, I selected these three which I am marginally satisfied as the best of the lot: