Wednesday, July 01, 2009

happy sneaky sketch


happy sneaky sketch artist at work
While I was at the sketch night, I was fascinated by those around me, lost, deep in their thought, or the act of capturing the live model. I turned to my left and there was this young man looking so determined to sketch, to get it all down on paper. It was his bright taxi cab yellow tee-shirt and red hi-tops that caught my eye - and the slouch of his body gave off a casual air.
I snuck this sketch in which made me happy today. Do you enjoy observing those around you and getting a sneaky peak?

32 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

What a great subject..he turned out terrific. I love to observe others; just sitting sipping something & watching the world go bye.

Simply Mel said...

Love this sketch and that you found inspiration all around you!

Yes, observing others is a favorite past-time. Sean and I can people watch for hours!

Marnie said...

looks like a cool cat

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

My last post was about my constant habit of people watching. Such an entertaining activity! Especially when it results in a wonderful illustration like this!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I am SUCH a people watcher! I'm constantly being yelled at by friends for not paying closer attention to them. As a little boy my grandparents would take me to the nearby international airport (long before airport security) and we would sit with snacks and just watch people walking by. Always such happy memories!

ms. less is always more said...

you are so talented my dear! just love this, so fun and unexpected!

Deidra said...

Wow! I feel like I know him, just from your sketch. I love it! I especially love the yellow and red - two of my favorite colors.

I could watch people all day long. Seriously!

Purple Flowers said...

Love, love to people watch.

Diane said...

Have been busy lately and have not had the time to drop by... missed so much. Your work keeps getting better..and better.

Carey said...

A perfect example of why I love your work so much. (Oh yes, yes, yes on the people watching).

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh yes, I love to people watch and imagine what they are up to!! My favorite people watching location is Las Vegas.

Tamstyles said...

Me love love...I always wished I had this talent...i could never understand as a child why I couldnt draw but others could...so good PVE!

Frau said...

I love observing others....people watching. Great sketch!

Joyce said...

This is so great! Fun colors. Did you let him in on the secret?

I enjoy sitting back and watching people. When time allowed when I worked at OHare I would love to sit back and watch people wondering what was behind catching the next flight.
xoxo

C.T. said...

That's IT! I'm in love!!!! XXX, Carmie.

pve design said...

Thanks to each of you for coming back to sneak a peek of what pve is up to! I wish I had a book deal dedicated to people watching and each of you would have a sketch...
pve

jae said...

love the people illustrations. i would have loved to see you doing this...watching you sketch would be so fascinating. maybe that's what it was for you watching him.

littlebyrd said...

hehe! Love the sneaky sketch. Yes, people watching is always fascinating and so much fun!

Kwana said...

Super cool! This is a happy sneaky sketch. I love his pose and shape is so round and still and angular. You have a great eye! I love people watching.

La Maison Fou said...

Love the casual fluid lines of this one!
Leslie

annechovie said...

This is great! You would be a wonderful illustrator for books, Patricia!

home before dark said...

Love to people watch. And since, like a few posted here, am not the artist, I have always looked at those who could draw as magicians. I love to people watch in museums where the young and intent sketch and dream.

gigiofca said...

So beautiful!

Tricia Mitchell said...

I enjoy catching a sneaky peak of my daughters...just having an opportunity to gaze at them when they don't notice is a small gift. Their relaxed faces, gentle hearts and beauty is joyous.

You captured this young man beautifully...without knowing him I feel as thought I actually know a little.

Tricia - Avolli

Clarity said...

I like to people glance. Elderly people are especially charming, so comfortable in their own skin, with their own sense of grace.

People reading or thinking is another favourite.

How's your quest to mentor going?

Summer is a Verb said...

It's my most favorite thing to do, thus the desire for superhuman power in invisibility!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

When I used to work on my photography more than I do now I would be sneaky and take random peoples pictures for interest. Found some great ones in NYC!

Renae said...

I do love to watch people and wonder what their lives are all about. I can just see this boy wondering what the heck he was going to sketch!
Blessings...

pve design said...

Renae-
you nailed it, I do think he was frustrated, as when I glanced back at him, his paper was completely full of black - as if all his emotions had been laid out on that paper.
pve

Liz said...

Great Sketch Trish - I love how the chair back seems to encourage his forward engagement.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

you have no idea how much i admire your talent ...
prairiegirl

Millie said...

You have truly captured the spirit of this boy Patricia - I want to quietly walk up behind him & put my arms around his neck & look at what he's doing, just as I do with all our boys! I'm with Pamela T.- may the day never come when I stop eyeing off the people around me!
Millie ^_^