Here are some people-sketches done with different approaches...all worked for me!
|Ask permission! This young man was in my pottery class, and I loved his dreds, so I asked if I could sketch him. FUN.|
|Sketch from a distance...these were quick gesture sketches of my neighbor across the street. He didn't even realize I was practicing!|
Fred Crowley draws in a Panera's, and does a lot from memory. Roz Stendahl sketches among the crowds at the State Fair, Liz Steel does wonderful travel sketches, Laura Frankstone works in cafes and on cruises, Alissa Duke sketches in museums and botanical gardens, all of these with people around.
In fact, many of our correspondents have found ways to work in public. So how do YOU handle it??