As I’ve often noted, the problem with drawing people who aren’t aware of being drawn is that they will keep moving about.
So it’s a bit surprising I haven’t come up with this idea until now: just make multiple drawings of their different positions.
This chap was sitting next to the woman in the previous post. He spent some of his time peering over her shoulder at her paper, and the rest of it gazing in the other direction.
(He also started nodding off at one point, and I thought I might be able to nab him for Sleepclub on Instagram as well. No such luck.)
I kept deleting and re-starting the sketch as his head went back and forth, until (rather embarrassingly late in the day) I realised that I ought to be doing two concurrent sketches, to get both sides. Apart from being interesting to do, it creates a richer portrait in many ways.
Anyway, it was fun. I’m going to do it some more.