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.

People sketches w big bodies
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

 

“5-Minute Sketching: People”

The book is out! “5-Minute Sketching: People” by Pete Scully. I’m happy to say some of my sketches are included in this book. First ever published!

This book is about how to sketch people quickly. As an Urbansketcher correspondent Pete offers great tips about proportions of the face and body and sketching techniques for people sketching. It can be purchased in Amazon. The sketches are great; done mostly by Pete but he also included sketchers from around the world. I had discovered a few favorites. (I had included only the pages where my sketches appeared.)