Next up: Another page of studies, this time a little slower, and I’m noticing things other than the people: the mannequins, the signs, lettering styles (the graphic designer in me loves sketching typography!)
By this time, I’ve loosened up and am ready to dive into what I really want to do:capture the atmosphere of the mall at this time of the year: that frenzied, people on a mission, hurried yet festive feel... I’ve done my little observation sketches. Now I’m ready for my sketch. It’s still a quick sketch (it just has to be, people don’t stand still). 20 minutes. Some splashes of color to recreate garish mall lighting and loud sale signs. Very little color on the people: they’re fleeting, they walk through my scene… And I’m done.
More sketches of people and places on my blog (scroll to the bottom of the post).
And a whole set of collected sketches on flickr.