People in the Park

Black and white sketch of people under a shelter

I’m still lagging behind very slightly with my Sketchbook Skool homeworks. These drawings are some of my homeworks from Melanie Reim‘s klass. Melanie teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and she does a lot of reportage drawing.

Her style reminds me a little bit of the work of Quentin Blake and Ronald Searle. She manages to tell stories through her drawings of people and encouraged us to try the same thing by going to a park to draw people.

I’m still a little bit self conscious about drawing in public but that feeling’s fading over time. I went to a park really close to where I live because there are always plenty of people coming and going.

Unfortunately, as I sat down to draw a whole crowd of people left the park so I drew other individuals as they came and went.

Sketch of a man smoking a cigarette

Drawing people who are moving around a lot is a real challenge for me and it’s definitely something I want to practise and get better at. I think I started to capture some stories in these drawings but maybe I could have gone further if I’d had a bit more patience. Something to work on next time!


2 thoughts on “People in the Park

  1. Bethany @ Journey to Ithaca Reply

    I’ve always thought drawing in public was really neat. We saw a lot of people set up with pencils and even oil pastels at the marinas up in Michigan, capturing whatever happened around them.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      My confidence it slowly growing when it comes to drawing in public but I still find that drawing in private seems to work better for me at the moment because I feel less self-conscious :).

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