People in lineups, especially at train stations, bus depots or airplane terminals are good models to draw because they stand around waiting, talking and drinking coffee. I have noticed that although never totally immobile most tend to revert back to the same posture over and over again.
All of the illustrated sketches were done in a 4 x 6 inch sketch book. If the paper is thin I place an extra sheet of backing underneath the page being sketched on. This prevents the markers from seeping through to the next page.
Now, for your next “trip” take a trip to your nearest train, bus or plane terminal and sketch trippers!
TECHNICAL NOTES: All of the illustrated sketches of passengers were done in a 4” x 6” Modeskin Pentalic sketch book. I sketched the contour lines with a Pigma Micron archival ink pen (Waterproof and fade proof). COPIC Markers were used to render the masses. These markers are fast-drying, double-ended and available in 322 colors. They are also refillable, permanent, non-toxic and dry acid-free. The watercolor washes were added with a reservoir brush and Fragonard pan colors. All these supplies are available at Art Tec in Montreal.
The painting of “Tools for Quick Sketches” (8 ½ “ x 10”) was done on Peterboro Illustration Board No. 79. I used a HB pencil to draw the bones of the set-up, then re-drew the contours with a Micron 01 pen and used both COPIC markers and Sennelier watercolour pigments to paint the elements. The watercolour was applied with an Isabey Petit Gris brush.
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