Gestural People Sketching

I spend Saturday morning at the Community Park where most of the recreational soccer games were played. Just to sketch people…parents watching the games and the young soccer players.

I had been following Jieko on Instagram. Especially her sketches of people. I found by exaggerating the figures I felt I could captured people easier, more gestural.

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Quick people sketching at Community Park, pen sketches in a Moleskine sketchbook, 9.15.18 by Marlene Lee

Below sketch first the soccer players in watercolor. Afterward did a gestural outline of the figures.

Soccer players sketches in watercolor n pen
People sketching in watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook by Marlene Lee

 

Sketches

With my busy schedules, sketching allows me to satisfy that need to draw and paint. My sketches are done in Moleskine sketchbook, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. I usually have my TWSBI fountain pen with Noodler’s Lexington Grey ink and waterbrush attached to the Moleskine. If I have time in the early morning brushes and water on the dining table ready for a quick watercolor painting. And of course, my coffee.

Watercolor Setup 2018My Watercolor Brushes 2018

Big Head Sketch of Alan 2018
Homework assignment from Sketchbook Skool. Drawing big heads and small body.

San Francisco Trip Sketches

My husband and I spent a few days in San Francisco. (It was a much needed rest from caring for my mother 24/7).

We stayed in a hotel right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. From our window view I can see the construction workers on the future Mexican Contemporary Art Museum.

Construction
Construction of the Museum of Mexican Contemporary Art watercolor sketch by Marlene Lee

 

After our visit at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), we relaxed at Yerba Buena Park. Despite the cool breezy wind, many other people also relaxed in this beautiful park.

Afternoon at Yerba Buena Park
An Afternoon at Yerba Buena Park watercolor sketch by Marlene Lee

 

After breakfast in the following morning we stopped again at Yerba Buena Park. I was able to get a few sketches of people in while they were doing either Tai Chi, Chi Gung or dancing to music. I believe there’s a senior center nearby. Also I sketched in the rock garden there.

Morning Routines at Yerba Buena
Early Morning Routines watercolor sketch by Marlene Lee
Rock Garden
Rock Garden watercolor sketch by Marlene Lee

Derby Hat Girl

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Derby Hat Girl, 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

A few years ago I painted this model in a live session. Fortunately I took a photo of her and found it recently. I still remember the look she had when posing in this derby hat.

Available for purchase at my Etsy shop.

Museum Sketching

Painted this grandmother and grandson sketching at a Wayne Thiebaud’s Exhibit at the Manetti Shrem Museum on the University of California, Davis.

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Sketching Thiebaud, 8 x 10 inches oil on panel