Day 215: Start practicing!
You wanna sketch people in public? Learn to draw them holding cell phones!
During a recent sketching session at a mall coffee shop I became aware of just how important this is.
I almost skipped drawing this young woman due to my habit of looking past any pose that involves a cell phone. I just never think of it as creative subject matter but that needs to change!
People are constantly attached to phones (obviously) so for me to look past it in my sketchbook is really pretty ridiculous.
So I took a shot at sketching this lovely lass as she rode the escalator and that’s when I realized - I need practice at this!
I started really observing the numerous ways that people hold their phones. This is going to require some study on my part. I’ll need to learn the hand positions that get used most often and the proper size, proportion and perspective used to draw these various phones.
It may seem like a small detail but phones have become a part of our body language. They effect the way we interact and pay attention (or ignore) one another.
Time to start practicing!
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